Incident

12-22-2023 North Carolina Asheville 2-3

Location

December 22, 2023

353 New Leicester Hwy
Asheville, North Carolina

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Chase Christian Van Leeuwen
  • Age: 30
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Status: Unharmed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Tristin Marquese Maewether
  • Age: 27
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed, Arrested
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Rontae La-Warren Harper
  • Age: 19
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed, Arrested
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Marck'ia "Minnie" Ornette Jones
  • Age: 20
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, or suicide)
  • Defensive Use
  • Defensive Use - Crime occurs, victim shoots subject/suspect/perpetrator
  • Shootout (where VENN diagram of shooters and victims overlap)
  • Armed robbery with injury/death and/or evidence of DGU found

Notes

AR at recording studio. Suspect(s) opened fire, shot unarmed victim in business; someone else fired back, hit subject Jones who died at Mission Hospital and died. Victim Van Leeuwen likely killed by Jones' gunshot.

Guns Involved

7 guns involved.

  • Type: Unknown
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Sources

District

Congressional District: 11
State Senate District: 49
State House District: 116