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Officer-Involved Shooting Leaves Asheville Man Dead

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Officer-Involved Shooting Leaves 1 Dead Officer-Involved Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

An officer-involved shooting early Sunday morning, resulted in the death of an Asheville man. The Asheville Police Department responded to an address in West Asheville around 7:30 a.m. for a burglary in progress.

Officers say the suspect ran away, and led them on a chase. Asheville Police say the suspect was seen with a gun in his hand near the Meadows Apartments, and was later confronted on New Leicester Highway.

Officers say the suspect refused to cooperate with commands and was shot by an officer.

The Asheville Police Department reports the suspect, 19 year old Alexander Jamar Marion of Asheville, later died at the hospital.

No officers were injured. Authorities say the officer involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave, as is protocol, pending the outcome of the investigation.

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