Shooting suspect in custody after 7-hour standoff at Asheville apartments, police say

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ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – A man is in custody after a shooting and seven-hour standoff at an apartment building in downtown Asheville, Saturday.

Asheville Police say 45-year-old Ashley Dean Herny has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and they say more charges are expected.

Police responded to the Altamont Apartments on Market Street around 1:30pm for a shooting.

Once on scene, officers found a woman with a gunshot wound to her hand.

Police say they located the apartment where the shooting happened and found the suspect inside suffering from a mental health crisis.

The Asheville Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation Team was called and made contact with the person who was considered armed and dangerous.

Woodfin Street, North Market Street, and the Interstate 240 eastbound onramp were all closed while negotiations with the suspect were happening.

Police also evacuated the residents of the apartment building as a precautionary measure.

The standoff came to an end just after 8:00pm, according to police.

Herny is being held in the Buncombe County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

The roads have since reopened.

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