Arrest made in York City homicide

Liz Evans Scolforo

A York City man shot Monday night has died, police said, and a teenager has been charged in the death..

Craig A. Henise, 50, of Neater Street in the city, was pronounced dead at York Hospital at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday by Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

York City Police arrested Bernard Simmons III, 16, of York on Tuesday, police said.

Simmons was charged as an adult with criminal homicide and persons not to possess a firearm, police said in a news release.

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Henise was shot in the leg about 8:40 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Newton Street, according to York City Police.

Officers called to the scene found him on the ground, bleeding, police said.

The officers provided first aid to Henise, who was then taken to York Hospital by ambulance, where he was initially listed in critical condition, according to police.

York County Coroner Pam Gay said an autopsy is scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital. Cause and manner of death are expected to be determined by the autopsy.

Gay said she can't speak about Henise's death until after the autopsy but noted generally that people can die of gunshot wounds to the leg.

Someone shot in the femoral artery can bleed to death within minutes, she confirmed.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call police at 717-846-1234  or anonymously text "yorktips" and then your tip to 847411. In this case, investigators say they prefer tips to be texted.

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