Homicide caught on video: York detectives arrest teen in Shylique Folk's death

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A teenager is now in York County Prison, accused of killing a 19-year-old on Smith Street in York City about three months ago — a shooting that police said was caught on camera.

Donovan Orion Lucret, 18, of no fixed address, was arraigned Tuesday on felony charges of homicide and carrying a firearm without a license, according to court records. He was denied bail.

Charging documents filed by York City Detective Andy Baez accuse Lucret of shooting Shylique Folk shortly before 6 p.m. Feb. 17 in the 400 block of Smith Street, where Folk lived.

Donovan Orion Lucret

Folk was rushed to York Hospital, where he died two days later of a gunshot wound to the head, according to charging documents.

His survivors include a daughter, according to his obituary.

York City detectives identified Lucret as the alleged killer through security video from the area and with the help of witnesses and tipsters, documents indicate.

According to charging documents, Lucret and another man were walking east on Jefferson Avenue and eventually made their way to Smith Street.

The York Dispatch is withholding the name of the other man. That's because he is not currently facing charges, York City Police Officer Derek Hartman confirmed on Wednesday.

Lucret can be seen on security video firing a handgun on Smith Street, after which he and the other man run away, according to charging documents.

Police recovered several 9 mm shell casings from the scene, and witnesses reported hearing six to eight gunshots, documents state.

Detectives released a portion of that security footage to the public, prompting two witnesses to come forward and positively identify the shooter as Lucret, documents state.

Baez then compared photos of Lucret to images in the security videos and determined he was the shooter, according to police allegations.

York City homicide victim Shylique Folk

One of the witnesses told Baez that Folk and Lucret used to be friends, and that Lucret might have stolen a gun from Folk, according to documents.

The witness also told Lucret's mother that Lucret should turn himself in, charging documents allege.

"(I)nstead of saying Lucret had nothing to do with the homicide, she said, 'You don't know what type of life I live,'" documents state.

The witness said Lucret has expressed remorse for Folk's death, police allege.

It is unclear if Folk has retained an attorney.

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

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