Cause of death determined for man killed in York City early Sunday

YORK CITY, Pa.–A cause of death has been determined for a 22-year-old man who succumbed to his injuries at York Hospital early Sunday.

Lester Cortes-Cotto’s died of multiple sharp force injuries, according to a release by the York County Coroner’s office. There were no gunshot wounds.

Officers were initially dispatched to the first block of East Maple Street shortly after 1:30 a.m.  for a report of shots fired. While police were investigating, Cortes-Cotto showed up at the hospital in a private vehicle with injuries. He later died.

York City Police believe Cortes-Cotto, of York,  was assaulted along East Maple Street prior to going to the hospital. Police said they are investigating his death as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the York City Police Detective Division at 717-849-2219 or text 411 TIPS.

This story was updated with information released by the York County Coroner’s Office.