Asheville police seek information on Jan. 18 homicide

Press release from Asheville Police Department

Asheville Police Department detectives are investigating a late Wednesday night shooting in the south side community that leaves one man dead.

APD Patrol Officers responded to Southern Streer at 11:36 p.m. on Jan. 18 to reports of a gunshot wound. There they found 27 -year-old Mackenzie McCord Strictland (07/16/1995), who had been shot several times. Buncombe County EMS arrived shortly; however, Strictland had succumbed to his wounds. His next of kin has been made aware.

Criminal Investigations Division Detectives and Forensic Technicians worked throughout the night and are actively investigating as they work through a number of leads.

Detectives are asking if anyone has any information about the shooting to send an anonymous tip by texting TIP2APD to 847411 or using the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store).  You can also contact APD at (828) 252-1110.

This is the first homicide this year in the City of Asheville.

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