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Police arrest 17-year-old in York shooting incident that left one teen dead

Authorities say the suspect turned himself in on Friday night after Malaki Beady, 17, died of apparent gunshot wounds in the Wednesday shooting.

YORK, Pa. — Update, 7:30 p.m. (March 25): On Friday, March 25th, York City Police arrested 17-year-old Javion Roman for the murder of 17-year-old Malaki Beady. Roman turned himself into police headquarters Friday night.

Update, 3 p.m. (March 25): The York County Coroner ruled the death of Malaki Beady a homicide. An autopsy determined the 17-year-old died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

Update, 3/24/22: The York County Coroner has identified the 17-year-old who was shot and killed on Wednesday, March 23 as Malaki Beady of York City.

Update, 5:37 p.m.: The York County Coroner's Office has confirmed the teen was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:22 p.m.

The office says the boy's name will be released to the public after additional families are notified of the death.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, March 25 at 8 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.

The cause and manner of death are expected to be updated after the autopsy.

York City Police Commissioner Michael Muldrow has also put out a statement regarding the incident. In a Facebook post he gave many thanks to those who responded to the incident and prayers to the family of the victim.

Update, 4:33 p.m.: The School District of the City of York has confirmed the victim was a student who attended William Penn Senior High School.

FOX43 received the following statement from Khera Bowman, the communications coordinator for the School District of the City of York: 

"We are deeply saddened to share that one of our William Penn Senior High School students was killed earlier today in an off-campus incident that occurred near the high school grounds. We are heartbroken by this news and ask that you join us in keeping the student’s family and friends in your thoughts at this very difficult time.

"York City Police responded to this incident, which occurred shortly before a previously scheduled 11:15 AM early dismissal for William Penn Senior High School students. Students remained in school until police determined it was safe for them to exit. The students were dismissed at approximately 11:40 AM.

"William Penn Senior High School and McKinley K-8 will be virtual tomorrow, Thursday, March 24, 2022. Both schools will have counseling services available on site for any student who is in need of additional support at this time, or in the future.

"The safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority, and we are working with York City Police as they investigate this situation. The investigation is ongoing, and we are therefore not able to share additional details at this time. York City Police have a Tip Line for this investigation and ask that anyone with information share it directly there. That number is 717-654-5264. If York City Police provide additional updates, we will share those with our community as appropriate.

"Thank you for your continued support of our district and, most importantly, our students, faculty, and staff throughout this difficult time."

Previously: Police are investigating a homicide in York.

According to emergency dispatch, they received a report of shooting around 11:15 a.m. on March 23 in the area of College Ave. and S. Cherry Ln. in York.

Authorities said that they are investigating a homicide in the area.

The victim is a 17-year-old male, police say. His identity has not yet been released.

The investigation is ongoing, police say.

This is a developing story. FOX43 has a crew on the scene and we will provide updates as they become available.

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