Lebanon police have arrested 38-year-old Joseph Mora Jr. of Lebanon for allegedly firing a handgun twice into the air during an argument in the city this week.

Police were dispatched to 5th and Chestnut St. on Thursday, April 14, at 12:15 p.m in response to a report of an argument with gun shots fired, according to a release.

The release stated that while officers were en route to the scene they received additional information about a suspect vehicle fleeing. The vehicle and occupants were subsequently located on the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

Police arrested Mora over allegations that, after being involved in the initial argument, he returned to the area in the vehicle and found the victim there, and proceeded to exit the vehicle and fire a handgun twice into the air.

Police said that the involved parties were all known to each other, and that no one was injured in the incident.

According to court documents, Mora faces two felony charges, Firearms Not to be Carried Without a License and Person Not to Possess a Firearm, and a summary charge of Discharging a Firearm Within the City Limits. Mora was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge John W. Ditzler and remanded to Lebanon County Correctional Facility being unable to post bail, which was set at $50,000. Mora is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Maria M. Dissinger on Thursday, April 21.

If you have more information regarding this incident, police ask that you contact them at 717-272-6611.


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