Police make arrest in York City teen's homicide

Brandon Addeo
York Dispatch
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York City Police have charged a West Manchester Township man with the July shooting death of a 19-year-old. 

Dominick Michael Flores, 19, of Heather Road, faces two felonies — criminal homicide and attempted robbery — in the July 28 shooting of York City resident I'Mage Greer. 

On that date, Flores allegedly arranged to meet with someone — a third person police have not identified — for a marijuana sale shortly after midnight in the 200 block of Green St., police said. Greer was also at the sale. 

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Police said they have surveillance video of the shooting. Here's a summary of what law enforcement says occurred:

  • Greer and Flores spoke to each other before Flores rode his bicycle around the block. Greer hides between several parked cars.
  • Flores then meets up with the third person to buy the marijuana.
  • While Flores speaks to the third person, Greer allegedly emerged from the hiding spot and struck the third person in the head with a blunt object. 
  • Flores then allegedly pulled a gun on the third person as he fell to the ground, and Flores and Greer allegedly started taking bags of marijuana from the person.
  • The third person then got up, pulled out a firearm, and that person and Flores began shooting at each other. Both ran in opposite directions as they fired their weapons.  
  • Greer was struck during the exchange of gunfire and was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

When later speaking to police, that third person did not identify Flores because he feared for his safety, police records state. That person also later picked out Flores from a photo lineup.

The third person has been charged as of Wednesday.

"We're still investigating the involvement of the third person," York Police Lt. Dan Lentz said. 

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Police found Flores on July 30 after learning he went to a hospital for a gunshot wound that was several days old, which police believe is from the July 28 shooting, Lentz said. 

After meeting Flores, police sought a warrant for his arrest but he turned himself in to central booking Wednesday morning, Lentz said. 

York Police say that marijuana is common motivator for violence; the department said earlier this year that, since 2017, five homicides in the city have been linked to marijuana deals.

Flores was arraigned by Magisterial District Court Judge Joel N. Toluba and has another preliminary hearing set for Aug. 20. 

Flores is being held in the York County Prison without bail. He was arraigned by Judge Joel Toluba and has a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 20. 

This is a breaking news update. Check back later for more. 

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