Tuesday, June 18

Two Suspects Shot By Homeowner During Possible Home Invasion in Asheboro [Updated]

ASHEBORO N.C. – The Asheboro Police Department says two suspects of a possible home invasion were injured after the homeowner opened fire, hitting them both this morning.

This morning just after 4:30 am, officers with the Asheboro Police Department’s patrol division were dispatched to the area of Underwood Street in reference to a 911 hang-up call. The officers learned from 911 that there was a subject with a gunshot wound nearby at 1634 Traci Street.

When officers arrived on Traci Street they located a male at the rear of the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. A second male, also suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, was located a short distance away on Hinshaw Street, according to a press release from the Asheboro Police Department

One victim was airlifted to a medical facility in Forsyth County, while the other was transported by ambulance to a medical facility in Guilford County. One victim is expected to be treated and released. The condition of the other victim, while significantly more serious, is unknown at this time.

Detectives with the Asheboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. According to the Asheboro Police Department, while the investigation is ongoing, early indications are that this incident stemmed from a home invasion. Police say it appears that an occupant in the home opened fire, shooting both suspects multiple times.

The suspects have not been identified at this time. The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Burnette at 336-626-1300, ext. 312.

UPDATE 6/4/22 4:30pm – Today the Asheboro Police Department announced that Detective Burnette from the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested Jailen Rajon Harris for Felony First Degree Burglary after he was released from the medical facility where he was being treated.