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Newman clears Buncombe deputies in shooting of gunman

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Buncombe County Sheriff’s deputies Scott Robinson and Todd Ernst were completely justified in having to fire upon armed gunman Shane Tilman Kent, age 29, on March 31, 2020 outside the Buncombe County Courthouse and Asheville City Hall, District Attorney Greg Newman said Tuesday.   Read Story »

Tags: officer-involved shooting | officer involved shooting

Henderson County News

HPD officer justified in shooting at armed fleeing suspect, D.A. says

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Hendersonville Police Officer Keenan Nesbitt was justified when he fired at a suspect who pulled a gun as he ran from the officer down an alley in downtown Hendersonville, District Attorney Greg Newman announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Officer shoots fleeing suspect who pulled gun, police say

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A Hendersonville police officer shot and wounded a suspect who ran away from the officer and later pulled a gun as the officer was chasing him, the city said in a news release.   Read Story »

Tags: police use of force | officer involved shooting