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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

Woman shot dead vowed 'to do suicide by cop'

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EAST FLAT ROCK —A woman who was shot dead by Henderson County Sheriff's deputies Monday told her caregiver that "she was going to do suicide by cop" if the caregiver called the law to her house in East Flat Rock, according to the tape of a 911 call the sheriff's office released on Tuesday. The caregiver did call 911, telling a dispatcher that the woman, who was on a presciption stimulant made to treat attention deficit disorder, had tried to choke her.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Sheriff Charlie McDonald | officer-involved shooting