APD: officers respond to West Asheville gunshot wound

Press release from APD:

Asheville Police Department Officers were called to the 100 block of State St. in west Asheville at 10:44 AM yesterday, July 18th, for a report of a gunshot wound. They found the victim, a 32-year-old man, suffering from gunshot wounds to the legs from a large caliber pistol.  A Sergeant, who arrived on the scene first, was trained in “Tactical Emergency Casualty Care” and applied a tourniquet to the victim’s left thigh, the more egregious of the wounds. Officers were able to stabilize the victim long enough for EMS to arrive and transport them to Mission Hospital for treatment.

The incident appears to be part of an altercation that occurred between the victim and an unidentified offender; the victim fled the altercation and was shot as they tried to escape. The offender is described as a black male wearing a white tank-top who fled in a white Nissan. Forensic Technicians were able to recover physical evidence.

So far in 2023 there have been 60 shots fired incidents and 19 people injured or killed by firearms in Asheville. Crime scene investigators have recovered 372 shell casings across 43 of those incidents.

Detectives are investigating this incident. If you have any information about this or any other incident, you can anonymously share information by texting TIP2APD to 847411 (Tip411).  You can use this service to upload audio, video, and photos. You can also contact APD directly at (828) 252-1110.

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One thought on “APD: officers respond to West Asheville gunshot wound

  1. Enlightened Enigma

    right there by 12 Baskets free food kitchen and the Sunny Pointe gourmet dining… State Street is victimized by drugged out vagrants.

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