York City teen enters plea in shooting of another teen

Aimee Ambrose
York Dispatch

A York City teen admitted to a shooting that injured another teen earlier this year.

Nahsir Holton, 18, pleaded guilty to a felony count of aggravated assault Monday during a hearing in the York County Court of Common Pleas. He was then sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison.

Charges of attempted homicide, carrying a firearm without a license and three counts of reckless endangerment were withdrawn as part of the plea agreement.

Holton was accused of shooting a 17-year-old boy that was walking with two other males along North Hartley Street toward West Market Street in York City on April 24.

Nahsir Holton was arrested in connection with an April 24 shooting of a 17-year-old boy in York City.

Tips, along with photo comparisons to security camera video, helped identify Holton as the shooter, York City police said in charging documents.

Video shows Holton, wearing a balaclava mask under a gray sweatshirt, pull a gun from his sweatshirt pocket, walk from his address along Hartley toward the three males, police said. He then allegedly fired twice from about the intersection of Hartley and Clarke Avenue.

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The 17-year-old was shot in the back. While injured, he made his way down the street to West Market and tried to seek cover in a breezeway, according to police.

Investigators said video showed Holton running away on Clarke, then turning onto an alley, doubling back to Hartley Street, cutting through some properties and reaching Market Street through a parking lot near the breezeway where the victim had taken cover, charging documents show.

Police said Holton then fired another shot and “racked” his gun to eject a cartridge before leaving the scene and heading back to his home.

Video also showed Holton being driven from the home in a blue car shortly after the shooting, police said.

Officers responding to the scene found the 17-year-old with serious injuries, charging documents show, adding that a family member drove the teen to a local hospital.

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Holton was arrested four days later in the first block of North Hartley Street.

His attorney did not return a call seeking comment on the case.

Court information shows Holton has 208 days of time credited from the time he was held at the York County Prison after his arrest.

— Reach Aimee Ambrose at aambrose@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @aimee_TYD.