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APD Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect
Asheville Police have released the name of a breaking and entering suspect shot and killed by an APD officer this morning.
They say 19-year-old Alexander Jamar Marion died at Mission Hospital after the shooting.
Chief William Anderson says his agency responded to a breaking and entering around 7:30am Sunday morning in a home off New Leicester Highway.
Anderson says a foot chase ensued for 30-40 minutes, after the suspect ran from the scene.
When the officer approached the suspect, shots were fired by someone other than the officer, according to Anderson.
At that time, Anderson says the officer shot the suspect.
Few details have been released in regards to both the break-in and the shooting.
The name of the officer involved has not been released.
Anderson says his officers responded appropriately to this situation.
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.