On December 5, 2022, a Fairview Park Police Detective appeared in front of the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury and presented information on the case.
The Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted 20-year-old Lajaydin Lamar Neals and 19-year-old Amaris Isabella Ybarra on multiple Felonies, including Attempted Murder and Aggravated Robbery.
At the time of the incident, Neals and Ybarra lived at the Fairview Village Apartments complex but have since abandoned their residence.
We are asking for help in locating the couple.
You can read what happened below.
At around 8:50 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022, the Fairview Park Police responded to the 4200 block of Grannis Road on reports of shots fired at a car. That's where officers found spent shell casings and a handgun in the street. Witnesses reported a woman was assisted from the scene by another party. Fairview Park Police and officers from neighboring cities responded to the area to locate any victims or suspects of the incident. Officers could not find anyone associated with the shooting.
A short time after the initial report, a 25-year-old Lakewood man drove himself to the emergency room of Fairview General Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back. He reported he was the victim of an attempted carjacking on Grannis Road. His car had bullet holes in it. Fairview Park Police Detectives interviewed the victim at the hospital and took the car as evidence.
The investigation indicates the victim met 19-year-old Amaris Isabella Ybarra online and traveled from Lakewood to Fairview Park to meet her. She told the man she lived on Grannis Road near Grannis Park and gave him directions to pick her up.
When the victim arrived, he turned around in a driveway. The female approached the car and got in the passenger side. As Amaris Isabella Ybarra entered the vehicle, Lajaydin Lamar Neals came to the victim's driver's door with a handgun.
The victim tried to drive away, and the suspect fired multiple shots into the car. As the victim went away, Ybarra jumped from his vehicle.
The victim's injuries are non-life threatening.
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