Cyclist dies following hit and run incident; APD seeks public’s help

Press release from Asheville Police Department

Asheville Police are continuing to investigate a recent hit and run that claimed the life of the cyclist following the incident.

The cyclist, James Shearon (02/06/1995), succumbed to his injuries on March 8; next of kin has been notified.

Our hearts go out to the family of James Shearon. While mourning the loss of their son and brother, his family made the decision to honor his life by helping others. Two 4-year-old children and several adults will receive life-saving organ transplants as a result of this family’s compassion and kindness. Learn more about organ donation and how to be a donor at

Detectives and officers are continuing to investigate. If you have any information, contact APD with 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.

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