State Police and York DA update homicide investigation

York, PA

On January 6, 2019 State Police say, Stefan Simmons, a 20 year old from Felton, PA and his juvenile brother left their residence on foot on Oriole Circle in Chanceford Township to be picked by acquaintances to go out for the evening. Simmons and his brother were picked up and entered a vehicle that was being operated by a juvenile female and occupied by Montrice Gibson, age 25  and a, so far unidentified, third person.

The vehicle traveled a short distance down the road and stopped in front of 18 Oriole Circle. According to police Tysheem Santiago, a 19 year old male from York armed with a handgun, approached the vehicle on foot and demanded money from Simmons.

Authorities say Santiago removed Simmons from the vehicle and both got into a struggle to control the firearm. During the struggle, multiple shots were fired. Simmons suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest. Santiago returned to the vehicle and kicked out Simmons’ brother. The vehicle fled the scene according to police.

During the investigation, the Troop J Major Case team say they determined that the robbery was a pre-planned event. PSP have identified all occupants that were inside the vehicle and have located the vehicle.

On January 7, 2019, State Police arrested Montrice Gibson on charges of homicide and robbery and was arraigned and remanded to York County Prison.

This morning the York County District Attorney updated the media with new information saying last night on January 8, 2018 at approximately 11:30PM  the PSP Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) executed a nighttime search warrant at a residence on the 700 block of Susquehanna Avenue, York City. Santiago was found hiding in the residence and was taken into custody without incident for charges of homicide and robbery.

Anthony Holley Jr, an 18 year old, was also taken into custody at the scene and charged with a felony offense for hindering apprehension or prosecution for concealing the whereabouts of Santiago and providing a means of avoiding apprehension.

Santiago and Holley are in custody pending arraignment.