York City Police release few details about west-end homicide

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

York City Police are investigating a homicide that happened in the city's west end but have released few details about it and did not return phone messages seeking comment.

About 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, city Lt. William Wentz issued a news release confirming a male victim was found dead by arriving officers about 9 a.m. inside 702 W. Princess St.

Wentz supervises the city's detective bureau.

The victim, whose age was not immediately known, suffered at least one gunshot wound, according to Wentz.

A subsequent news release from the York County Coroner's Office indicates the victim is a man.

Wentz said someone had been taken into custody in relation to the shooting, and he noted that more information would be released around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The York Dispatch was told a second news release wouldn't be sent out Wednesday after all, according to a city official.

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At about 5:30 p.m., police issued a follow-up news release that stated only that they still have a "suspect" in custody and continue to investigate.

As of Wednesday afternoon, no one had been arraigned on a homicide charge, according to court records.

Coroner Pam Gay issued a news release stating an autopsy on the man is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11.

She said she will release the name of the shooting victim after his immediate family members have been notified.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234, or text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411. Texting is the best way to give police tips and is an anonymous service, police said.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.