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Reading woman 'looking for cocaine' charged in shooting

READING, Pa. - A Reading woman has admitted to being at the scene of a shooting that was caught on camera, but she denies being the one seen on the video pulling the trigger.

Despite her denial, Coralys Lopez was charged Friday with aggravated assault, firearms not to be carried without a license, possessing an instrument of a crime, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.

Lopez, 29, told RPD investigators she was looking for cocaine on the night of August 24 and knocked on the door of a home in the area of 10th and Penn streets, however, the man there had only "crack," according to court documents.

Police said the surveillance video then shows Lopez using a handgun to fire numerous shots at a man, who ran from the scene with gunshot wounds to a foot and arm.

As part of a separate investigation, police searched a home where Lopez was staying in the 400 block of Bingaman Court in Reading, where they found approximately 100 grams of bulk cocaine, about 100 grams of bulk heroin, a small amount of marijuana, a handgun, and approximately $15,000 in cash, according to court documents.

In that case, Lopez was charged with numerous drug offenses. She is being held in the Berks County Jail on $125,000 bail.


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