For Immediate Release
April 28th, 2014
The Asheville Police Department reports:
Asheville – On April 28th, 2014 at 5:11PM, the Asheville Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting on South Tunnel Rd. near the entrance to the Asheville Mall. Witnesses described a white male operating a motorcycle, shooting at a vehicle in traffic occupied by two white males. Previous reports of a female driving the Honda sedan were not accurate.
The shooter wrecked at a mall entrance and ran towards the mall discarding his gun and helmet. The male entered the Asheville Mall at the Barnes & Noble entrance. Approximately 20 patrol officers responded to the mall and secured the entrances. A team of four officers entered the mall and quickly located the suspect at 5:22 P.M., hiding in a bathroom. The gun and helmet were located
There were no injuries in today’s incident. This was not a random act as these individuals know each other. The motive for the shooting is unclear at this point in the investigation. The suspect has been identified as Isaac Allen Beverly, 52, originally from Columbia, SC. Beverly has been living in the Black Mountain area recently. Charges are forthcoming on Beverly.
The other individuals involved are being questioned at this time. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.
**Update: Charges filed against Isaac Beverly
Asheville – The Asheville Police Department charged Isaac Allen Beverly with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, going armed to the terror of the public, possession of firearm by felon, and no operators license.
He is being held at the BCDF on a $100,000 bond.