SUBSCRIBE NOW
99¢ per month. Save 90%
SUBSCRIBE NOW
99¢ per month. Save 90%.

Conewago Twp. man charged in connection to Regal Cinemas shooting

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

A Conewago Township man has been arrested in connection to Monday night's fatal shooting at Regal Cinemas 13, West Manchester Township Police Chief John Snyder said. 

Jalen Luis Bellaflores, 19, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 4, at his home in the 100 block of Test Road, Snyder said Thursday morning at a news conference.

Jalen Luis Bellaflores

Bellaflores is charged with the felonies of homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide.

Police responded to the shooting around 10:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, where two victims were shot. 

Andre Maurice White Jr., 22, was pronounced dead shortly after the shooting on Monday. He was shot multiple times, including wounds to his chest, according to charging documents. A woman also suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to York Hospital.

West Manchester Township Police Chief John Snyder is joined by investigating detectives, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, during a press conference  announcing an arrest in Monday's fatal Regal Cinema shooting. Bill Kalina photo

Police found White lying motionless on the floor of Theater 6. 

Witnesses told police White had a brief verbal exchange with Bellaflores and second man on the way to his seat in the theater, charging documents state.

"The two (suspects) converse with one another and then get up and move to different seats closer to the victim," documents state. "Shortly after that one of the two males gets up and heads toward the theater exit and the second gets up and goes to the back row of the theater where Andre White is seated, and shoots him." 

Both men fled the theater shortly afterward, police said.

White died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to York County Coroner Pam Gay, who ruled the death a homicide.

Police are expected to release more details Thursday afternoon at a second news conference.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.