Dispute over parking escalates into gun shots fired in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)UPDATE: The Wilkes-Barre Police Chief confirms the shooter, Jermaine Leon Ivey, is in custody and was formally charged with aggravated assault and related charges.


Police are investigating an incident after neighbors say they heard four or five gunshots around 2 p.m. on North Washington Street.

Wilkes-Barre Police Chief Joseph Coffay says the incident centers on an argument over a parking issue where a man’s car was blocked in by another car.

The man allegedly got into an argument with the owner of that car and as he was driving away, a neighbor yelled to him that they had the license plate number.

The man then fired a shot in the neighbor’s direction.

Police say nobody was injured.

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