Police: Hanover kidnapping victim shot in York-area motel shootout


A York-area man was kidnapped from a Hanover apartment during a home invasion and driven to the York area, where he was shot early Wednesday morning, according to police.

The victim was shot as his brother and the kidnappers exchanged gunfire in the hallway of a Manchester Township motel, according to Northern York County Regional Police.

Hanover Police Lt. Joseph Bunty Jr. wrote in a news release that borough officers were called to the first block of West Walnut Street about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, for a burglary, attack and kidnapping.

Three people forced their way into the apartment "and committed acts of physical assault," according to Bunty.

The home-invasion attackers then kidnapped a 20-year-old York man, who suffered moderate injuries during the assault, the lieutenant said.

The victim was  driven to the York area by the kidnappers, according to Hanover Police.

Northern Regional Police said they were called to the Super 8 Motel on Arsenal Road in Manchester Township about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday for a shooting on the third floor.

Officers found the kidnapping victim, Marcus Robinson, lying in a hallway, shot at least once in the upper arm, police said.

Northern Regional Police said the three kidnappers were actually looking for the victim's brother, Trayquan Daniel Robinson, 26, who was at the Super 8.

Marcus Robinson was shot as his brother and the kidnappers exchanged fire in the hallway, police said.

Trayquan Robinson, of the 1000 block of North Duke Street, North York, was arrested and is charged in the incident. 

Trayquan Robinson told police that his brother's girlfriend had called him telling him his brother was kidnapped and the abductors were coming for him, according to court documents.

Trayquan Robinson then told his girlfriend and their four children to leave the room they were staying in at the motel, police said.

Trayquan Robinson

Trayquan Robinson ran in the opposite direction while firing his gun at the kidnappers, who shot at him as well, according to police allegations.

Officers found Trayquan Robinson, a felon who is not allowed to have a gun, had hid his gun under the bed in his room, charging documents state.

Trayquan Robinson is charged with prohibited possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and five counts of recklessly endangering another person, which are misdemeanors offenses.

Marcus Robinson was taken to York Hospital, according to Northern Regional Police, who said his injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.

The abductors are male, two black and one possibly Hispanic, police said. One of the black males was wearing a dark-colored hoodie and dark shorts; the second black male was wearing a camouflage hat, dark pants and a dark T-shirt; and the possibly Hispanic male was wearing dark pants, a hooded sweatshirt and dark shoes.

Anyone with information about the home invasion and kidnapping is asked to call Hanover Police at 717-637-5575, or cal 911.

Anyone with information about the Manchester Township end of the crime, including the motel  shootout, is asked to call Northern Regional Police at 717-292-3647 or the department's crime tip line, 717-467-TELL. Tipsters can text information to tips@nycrpd.org.

— Reach senior crime reporter Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.