Shamar McCowin
Shamar McCowin

After six weeks on the lam, an alleged York City killer has been captured, police said.

Shamar A. McCowin, 23, of 250 S. Penn St., is now in York County Prison without bail, charged with the Nov. 6 carjacking and shooting death of Edward Leon Green.

His co-defendant, Malcolm Mansour Bull, 18, of 609 N. Hartley St., also remains in prison without bail for the homicide.

York City Police's West End Neighborhood unit arrested McCowin without incident Friday night, after stopping a vehicle being driven by his mother, police said. The traffic stop happened in the 800 block of West Princess Street, police said.

During the arrest, officers found a small amount of marijuana on McCowin, and he is also being charged with drug possession, police said.

The homicide: Police said McCowin and Bull were walking behind the intersection of Hope Avenue and Green Street, near the 400 block of West Princess Street, looking for someone to rob, when they spotted Green sleeping in his car.

McCowin opened the front passenger door and started shooting at Green, who took off running and yelling for help, police said. McCowin fired several more times at Green, then he and Bull jumped into Green's Toyota Camry and took off, according to police.

Green, 46, died of multiple gunshot wounds. He was staying with friends in the area and was sleeping in his car, police said.

As he was confessing to detectives, Bull said he thought they would simply rob Green and didn't know McCowin would shoot him, according to police, who said Green put up no struggle.


They drove Green's car to the rear of the 400 block of West College Avenue, where McCowin torched the Camry's interior, police said.

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