Man pleads guilty in fatal York City shooting

Aimee Ambrose
York Dispatch

A York City man admitted he shot and killed another man in 2021.

Christian Galarza-Rodriguez, 38, pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree murder and illegal possession of a firearm during a court hearing Wednesday.

York County Court of Common Pleas Judge Amber Kraft then sentenced him to 15-30 years in a state prison, court documents show.

A first-degree murder charge and two counts of reckless endangerment were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Christian Galarza-Rodriguez

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Galarza-Rodriguez was accused of shooting Selvin McEwan Jr., 30, in the 200 block of East Poplar Street on the evening of Oct. 3, 2021.

Police found McEwan with a gunshot wound, and he was then taken to a local hospital for emergency treatment.

McEwan died about four hours later.

Galarza-Rodriguez was charged nearly a week after the shooting. But he wasn’t arrested at the time.

A U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force tracked him to the 300 block of East Cottage Place about seven months later, and he was taken into custody in May 2022.

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Court documents show Galarza-Rodriguez’s sentence was broken down to 15-30 years on the third-degree murder count and 5-10 years on the firearm count.

The terms will run concurrently, court documents show.

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