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Lancaster, PA

Police in Manheim Township say they arrested two people follow a shooting incident last night around 6:33 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2018, in the 600 block McGrann Boulevard in Manheim Township.  Authorities say they  were dispatched to the above location for a report of an assault involving a male.

Officers say they spoke  spoke with 23 year old Joseph Sergei Green,  and 24 year old Amanda Mirea Perez-Ayala, both of Lancaster.

Investigators say determined that Green and Perez-Ayala provided false information to police and the reported assault involving the male, whom they both knew, never occurred.  Officers  say they learned that Green and Perez-Ayala  planned to lock the male in Perez-Ayala’s apartment until he gave them marijuana or money.  The male fled the apartment and Green allegedly gave chase.

Authorities say Green then shot the male in the back using a 9mm pistol.

The male victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Green and Perez-Ayala were both arrested, processed, and taken to Central Arraignment.

Green was charged with Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Possessing Instruments of a Crime, and False Reports to Law Enforcement.  Perez-Ayala was charged with Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and False Reports to Law Enforcement.  Their bail was set at $200,000.00 which they could not post.  Both were taken to Lancaster County Prison, where they remain at this time.