Violence Intervention Unit Uses Social Media Bragging To Make Gun and Drug Arrests
On Friday, December 31st, 2022, York City police investigated a homicide in the 300 block of W. Jackson St. During the investigation, numerous video clips on social media were obtained depicting reckless shooting of firearms in public spaces, an act that is unacceptable in this community.
As a direct result of this homicide, utilizing the video evidence obtained, York City’s Violence Intervention Unit conducted four search warrants between January 4th and January 5th, 2023. During the execution of these search warrants, three adults and one juvenile were arrested, and the following items were seized:
- 2.5 lbs of marijuana
- 110 grams of cocaine
- 19 grams of heroin
- 59 grams of crack cocaine
- 3 firearms
- 1 firearm was stolen
- 1 firearm had an autosear
These law enforcements actions should serve as a reminder to those involved in gun violence that this behavior will not be tolerated. Furthermore, the use of social media to boast about these violent actions is not only grotesque, but also shameful.
Gun violence activity will ALWAYS result in a law enforcement response.