Second York City teen in as many days arrested for gun possession

Matt Enright
York Dispatch

For the second time in as many days, York City Police have arrested a 14-year-old William Penn Senior High School student on a gun-related offense.

Thursday's arrest was for illegal possession of a firearm in the 100 block of Cedar Street near Lincoln Charter School, according to police.

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York City Police's Juvenile Engagement Unit coordinated with West York Police and York City Police for the arrest, the second for this 14-year-old and the third overall incident within the last month and a half.

It also marks the second arrest of a juvenile on a firearms related charge in as many days; on Wednesday, a 14-year-old was arrested by police after observing the juvenile hide a firearm in the 200 block of West Princess Street.

That arrest came exactly one week after 17-year-old Malaki Beady was shot dead March 23 in the area. Another teen has been arrested in connection with Beady's shooting death.

Javion Roman, 17, of York, is being held without bail on a homicide charge after he surrendered at police headquarters, police said.

On Wednesday, Muldrow publicly expressed his frustration.

“Here we are, exactly one week later," he said. "I think this morning's arrest best evidences the fact — the gun violence and gun-related activity — in our communities is a public health crisis."

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After Thursday's arrest, charges related to the juvenile's arrest were referred to the juvenile courts. He was released into his parents' custody.

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