UPDATE: Arrest made in double shooting, homicide

Press release from the Asheville Police Department:

Asheville, NC (Jan. 31, 2022):   Asheville Police detectives have arrested and charged an Asheville woman with murder in the early-Sunday morning double shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.


APD investigators arrested 19-year-old Jalia Jones, and charged her with First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Trespassing, and a city ordinance violation.


She was transported to the Buncombe County Detention Center with a $400,000 secured bond.


APD detectives and forensic technicians continue to investigate, and ask if anyone has more information about the case to call APD at (828) 252-1110 or anonymously share information by texting TIP2APD to 847411, or use the TIP2APD smartphone app.


This is the first homicide for Asheville in 2022.



APD NEWS RELEASE:  Asheville Police Investigating Double Shooting, One Deceased


Asheville, NC (Jan. 30, 2022):   On Sunday, Jan. 30, at 3:38 a.m., the Asheville Police Department responded to the 100 block of Spruce Hill Lane for a report of gunshot wounds. APD officers on scene found Carle Lee Ellington Jr. (12/22/1997) and Staekwon Tyjai Taylor (12/8/1998) who had both shot multiple times.

Both were transported to Mission Hospital.  Ellington succumbed to his injuries, Taylor is in critical condition.

Detectives are investigating 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.

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