York man dies after punch to the head on city playground

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YORK, Pa. – At about 7:39 p.m. Monday night, York City Police responded to the area of Girard Park for a shooting.  Upon arrival, it was determined that a shooting did not occur, but officers did find Oscar Cherry III, 25, York, at the basketball court, unconscious and bleeding from the head.

Kwamiere Durham

Officers administered CPR and Cherry was revived in the ambulance, then transported to York Hospital.  Today Cherry, was pronounced clinically deceased.

Detectives discovered that Cherry was engaged in a verbal argument with juveniles, then Kwamiere Durham, 18, of York, was called over by the juveniles and Durham struck Cherry at least once to the head area.  This strike caused Cherry to fall to the ground.

Durham is in custody, and has been charged with Criminal Homicide and Aggravated Assault.

If anyone has any information relating to this incident they are encouraged to call the York City Police Department at (717) 846-1234 or text tips to 847-411 or download the York City PD App.  Texting in tips is the best method of conveying information about this incident and it is anonymous.

Instructions for using text tip line: 1-Enter number  847-411, 2-start message with – yorktips, 3-text your message

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