Update from the Asheville Police Department on July 9:
The ongoing investigation into the death of Keith Blair, and the shooting of two others, has identified Jhakar Horace Davis as being at 777 Haywood Road and armed with a handgun on the night of May 29, 2021.
On July 8 he was arrested on the following charges:
- Carrying a weapon into an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed
- Going armed to the terror of the people
- Discharging a firearm in city limits
Davis has been released from jail after making a $60,000 secured bond.
Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident but need your help. If you would like to anonymously share information you can text TIP2APD to 847411, or use the TIP2APD smartphone app. You can also share information by calling 828-252-1110
Press release from the Asheville Police Department:
Detectives need your help to identify two men that were involved in the May 29 shooting at 777 Haywood Road. If you would like to anonymously share information you can text TIP2APD to 847411, or use the TIP2APD smartphone app. You can also share information by calling 828-252-1110.
A gun fight at a West Asheville bar led to the death of one man and injuries to two others. Keith Larnel Blair, a 31-year-old Asheville resident, has passed away. One of the other individuals that was shot is in critical condition. Over 30 shell casings have been located, as well as 7 vehicles with bullet holes. The shooting happened around 1:00 a.m.
This is the third homicide in Asheville since Jan. 1, 2021.