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York City homicide suspect arrested by U.S. Marshals Service

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
Roddrick Shornel Battle

A West York man wanted in a June shooting death in York City was arrested Friday morning, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Roddrick Shornel Battle, 19, of the 1800 block of Monroe Street in West York, was arrested at a home in the 800 block of Wallace Street in York City without incident by a Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, according to a news release.

Battle was arraigned Friday before District Judge Richard Thomas and committed to York County Prison without bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sept. 9 before District Judge Joel N. Toluba.

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He is facing one felony count each of homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and firearms not to be carried without a license in the June 23 death of Michael Quinones III, according to online court records.

Police said the shooting happened as Quinones, 19, was being robbed of his cash and cellphone.

An alleged teenage male accomplice was arrested July 1. York City Police Officer Derek Hartman, the department spokesperson, previously said the unidentified teen would be charged as an adult.

Quinones was fatally shot in the backyard of his home in the 500 block of West Princess Street just after 8 p.m. June 23, according to York County Coroner Pam Gay, who has ruled the death a homicide.

He suffered multiple gunshot wounds, the coroner said.

Battle and the teen also were suspects in an Aug. 8, 2019, strong-arm robbery for which only the teen was charged, according to court documents.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.