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Man wanted on criminal homicide, robbery charges in connection to death of Ruban Dejesus

Marquis Treavon Butts

YORK COUNTY, Pa.-- UPDATE: A 20-year-old man is still wanted in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Ruban Dejesus.

Marquis Butts, 20, is wanted for criminal homicide, robbery, and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery.

On October 21 around 11:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the 600 block of Linden Avenue for a report of a juvenile victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

Dejesus, known by man as Ruban Smith, was taken by the ambulance to York Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police that Dejesus and Butts went to the 600 block of Linden Ave. together with the plan of robbing a drug dealer of marijuana.

Upon meeting the dealer, Dejesus and Butts attempted to take the marijuana before the dealer got out a gun and fired at least one shot.

Both Dejesus and Butts attempted to flee the area.

A witness who said they had spoken to Butts after the incident had occurred said that Butts heard Dejesus fall to the grunt and fall to the ground but continued to flee the area.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Butts should contact York City Police at 717-846-1234 or text tips to 847-411.

Instructions for using tip line:

  1. Enter number 847-411
  2. Start message with — yorktips
  3. Text your message

PREVIOUSLY: A 20-year-old man is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Ruban Dejesus, according to York City Police.

Marquis Treavon Butts is wanted for criminal homicide, robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, police say.

Dejesus, known by many as Ruban Smith, was shot and killed in the 600 block of Linden Avenue on Sunday night.

The 17-year-old was a junior at William Penn Senior High School.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Butts should contact York City Police at 717-846-1234 or text tips to 847-411.

Instructions for using tip line:

  1. Enter number 847-411
  2. Start message with — yorktips
  3. Text your message
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