YORK -- A judge on Saturday denied bond for a 19-year-old York man police said shot into a vehicle with four passengers as it left an apartment complex, leaving that vehicle and others riddled with bullets.
Authorities charged Marquis Deporris Roylonza Mackins of 172 Hall St. with four counts of assault and battery with intent to kill and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the July 30 incident, according to arrest warrants.
No one was hurt during the shooting at Hall Street Apartments.
York Police Chief Bill Mobley said more arrests are pending.
Mackins' charges stem from an incident that happened around 10:30 p.m. July 30 at the apartment's parking lot.
"There were some words, and next thing you know shots were fired," Mobley said. "There's been some friction between some individuals from Chester and York. What provoked the shooting, we don't know."
Police recovered rifle and pistol shell casings on the sidewalk. Authorities discovered a vehicle with a flat tire and several bullet holes sitting in the middle of Blackburn Street. A witness identified the victims in that vehicle as those who "shot back while at the apartments," the report states. Other witnesses named Mackins and two others who fled, according to the report.
Bullet holes were found in two other vehicles, the report states.
The incident marks the second time since June that gunfire has erupted between York and Chester individuals, Mobley said.
On June 18, police responded to 204 California St., where a 49-year-old Chester man was trying to pick up a passenger when some people approached his pickup and an argument ensued. As the Chester man drove off, the individuals pulled out guns and shot at his truck, which was occupied by four passengers, the report states. No one was hurt in that incident.
Police arrested Mackins on Friday night and charged him in the latest shooting. He had been out of jail on bond stemming from an unrelated weapon charge, Mobley said.
Mackins' criminal history includes four gun-related charges filed in March, according to the State Law Enforcement Division. SLED states that Mackins is prohibited from possessing a firearm.