Saturday, June 22

No Injuries, One Arrest in Friday night shooting, says Asheboro Police

ASHEBORO — No one was injured and one person was arrested after shots rang out in an Asheboro neighborhood last night.

According to a press release from the Asheboro Police Department, on Friday May 24th, at around 7:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of S. Church St. and W. Wainman Ave. after receiving reports of an armed person and gunshots in the area.

9-1-1 callers and witnesses were able to provide a detailed description and location of the suspect and when officers arrived in the area, they say they observed the suspect running on W. Wainman Ave. behind a business.

After a short foot pursuit, officers arrested 18-year-old Kelvin Amad Cook, and recovered a Taurus 9mm handgun, according to the press release. Police also say they located six spent 9 mm shell casings in the area of W. Wainman Ave. and Independence Dr., as well as two vehicles on Independence Dr. that had been damaged from gunfire.

No one was found to be injured at this time.

Cook has been charged with six counts of discharging a firearm inside city limits, two counts of injury to personal property, going armed to the terror of the public, and resisting a public officer. He is currently being held in the Randolph County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond with electronic house arrest as a condition of release.