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Parents of teen shooting suspect charged by police

Parents of teen shooting suspect charged by police

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ASHEBORO — Asheboro Police says they have charged both parents of the 16-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of Pedro Ortiz-Perez with helping the suspect avoid arrest. On May 23rd, the Asheboro Police Department obtained warrants for the mother and father of the 16-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of Pedro Ortiz-Perez, for aiding the suspect in evading arrest. Pedro Ortiz-Perez, a 16-year-old, who attended Southwest Randolph High School and played on the soccer team, was critically injured in a shooting near North Asheboro Park on May 3rd. He remained in critical condition at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill until he succumbed to his injuries and passed away on May 15th. In a statement following the shooting, police said they did not believe Ortiz-Perez was the intended target...
No Injuries, One Arrest in Friday night shooting, says Asheboro Police

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

Crime
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...
Victim in North Asheboro Park Shooting Dies, According to Police

Victim in North Asheboro Park Shooting Dies, According to Police

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ASHEBORO — The victim of a shooting earlier this month near North Asheboro Park has died, according to police. In a press release earlier today, the Asheboro Police Department said that on May 15th, 2024, the victim,16-year-old Pedro Ortiz-Perez, has passed away. Ortiz-Perez was injured in a shooting on May 3rd near North Asheboro Park and was brought to the Emergency Room at Randolph Hospital by vehicle with a gunshot wound to the jaw/neck. He was later transferred to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill where he had remained in critical condition. In a statement following the shooting, police said they did not believe Ortiz-Perez was the intended target.   The suspect, a 16-year-old whose name cannot be released by police due to privacy laws, was arrested in Statesville, N.C. on ...
Suspect Arrested in Connection with Shooting at Asheboro Park

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Shooting at Asheboro Park

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ASHEBORO N.C. — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting earlier this month a North Asheboro Park that left a 16-year-old in critical condition, according to the Asheboro Police Department. On May 3rd, as officers were responding to a report of shots fired in the area of North Asheboro Park on Canoy Drive, a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the jaw/neck was brought to the Emergency Room at Randolph Hospital by vehicle. An investigation by Detectives identified another 16-year-old male as the suspect, but police were unable to locate that suspect, until today. The Asheboro Police Department says an extensive investigation determined that the suspect was staying at a residence on Gypsy Drive in Statesville, N.C. At around 10:30 a.m. this morning officers...
Teen in stable condition after being shot by another teen, says Asheboro Police

Teen in stable condition after being shot by another teen, says Asheboro Police

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ASHEBORO — A shooting overnight left a 16-year-old in the hospital with a gunshot wound and police searching a second 16-year-old suspect. Friday night around 9:30 p.m., officers with the Asheboro Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of North Asheboro Park on Canoy Drive. As officers were responding a police sergeant working off-duty at Randolph Hospital reported a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the jaw/neck area had been brought to the Emergency Room by vehicle, according to an official with the Asheboro Police Department.  Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene. They identified another 16-year-old male as the suspect. Based upon evidence collected and information gathered a secu...
Police search for armed and dangerous suspect after shooting at Archdale business [UPDATED]

Police search for armed and dangerous suspect after shooting at Archdale business [UPDATED]

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ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to see the most recent update ASHEBORO — Law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for a suspect they say is armed and dangerous this morning, following a shooting at an Archdale business yesterday. What Happened? On Tuesday, April 16th at approximately 9:07 a.m. the Archdale Police Department was called about a male suspect who entered the business of Carolina Container and fired multiple shots before fleeing the area in a white truck.According to the Archdale Police Department no one was injured in the shooting and a description of a male suspect was gathered. According to Randolph County Schools, due to the shooting, Wheatmore Middle School was placed on full lockdown from around 9:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and was later moved to "modified lockdow...
Landlord Facing Felony Charges for Shooting Dog

Landlord Facing Felony Charges for Shooting Dog

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ASHEBORO N.C. – A landlord is facing a felony charge of cruelty to animals after he shot a dog late last week, according to the Sheriff’s Office. On January 19th, 2024, the deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Whitt Hunt Rd., in Pleasant Garden, for a call about shots being fired. While enroute, Randolph County 9-1-1 advised that the caller reported that a dog had been shot by their landlord John David Whitt, said the Sheriff’s Office in a press release. Upon arrival, the Deputy observed the dog, which was still alive, lying in a driveway. Randolph County Animal Services responded to assist in the investigation. However, on January 20, 2024, Animal Services advised that the dog had succumbed to its injuries and that their investigation was complete. ...
Asheboro Police Confirm Two Injured in Shooting, One Arrested [UPDATED]

Asheboro Police Confirm Two Injured in Shooting, One Arrested [UPDATED]

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Saray Hernandez Torres via Facebook ARTICLE UPDATEDThis article covers a developing story. Click here to see the latest update. ASHEBORO N.C. - Police have confirmed two people were injured and one arrested after a shooting in Asheboro earlier today.  According to the Asheboro Police Department, at approximately 12:50 p.m. Officers responded to Lowe Body and Glass, located at 201 Saunders Drive in Asheboro, for a reported shooting. Arriving officers located two victims at the scene who had suffered gunshot wounds. The officers applied direct pressure and tourniquets on victims at the scene to control bleeding until EMS personnel arrived. According to Asst. Chief of Police Brown, both victims were transported by EMS to out of county medical facilities for advanc...
Two Arrested after Online Sale Meet-Up Turns into Shootout, says RCSO

Two Arrested after Online Sale Meet-Up Turns into Shootout, says RCSO

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Two people were arrested after an incident last month where a meetup for an online sale turned into a shootout, leaving one person injured. According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, on October 27th, 2023, deputies responded to Creekway Ridge, in Asheboro, for a report of a gunshot wound.  When deputies arrived, they located the victim who told investigators that a white male suspect had arrived at the residence to buy items listed for sale online. According to the press release, the suspect “began firing shots” at the seller who “returned fire with a shotgun” before the suspect fled the scene in a black SUV striking a concrete well cap and damaging it.  The victim sustained a small wound to the leg that appeared to be from shrapn...
Sheriff’s Office Files Charges in Accidental Shooting of Two-Year-Old

Sheriff’s Office Files Charges in Accidental Shooting of Two-Year-Old

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SOPHIA N.C. - Today, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office announced they have filed charges against the father of a two-year-old who suffered an accidental gunshot wound to the leg after getting ahold of a firearm earlier this month. On October 13th 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accidental shooting on Beckerdite Rd. in Sophia. The victim, a two-year-old, had suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was being treated by Guil-Rand Fire when the deputies arrived. An investigation into the incident found that four individuals, two adults and two children, had driven a pickup truck out onto a recently purchased property and walked around before returning to the truck. "After driving an estimated 10 yards, they heard a loud bang after the two-year-old accidenta...