Coroner identifies teen shot and killed Saturday in York City

Staff report

The York County Coroner's Office has identified a teenager who was shot and killed Saturday in York City.

The victim was identified as Tyree Smart, 16, of the 100 block of Neater Street in York City, according to a news release from the coroner's office.

Officers dispatched at 2:53 p.m. to the 300 block of West Newton Avenue found Tyree with what appeared to be gunshot wounds, York City Police stated in a news release.

The teenager was walking outside in the area of West Newton Avenue when he was shot, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

The officers attempted to provide first aid, but Tyree died at the scene, the coroner stated.

York City Police investigate the scene of a reported shooting in the 300 block of West Newton Avenue in York City, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Dawn J. Sagert photo

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An autopsy has been scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, according to a news release provided by the coroner.

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York City detectives are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact York City Police in any of the following ways (tipsters can remain anonymous):

  • Email Detective Baez at abaez@yorkcity.org
  • Call York County Crime Stoppers at 755-TIPS   
  • Call the York City Police Tip Line at 717-849- 2204  
  • Call  York City Police Department at ‪717-846-1234