Two arrested for shooting Canton man in West Asheville

Dec 06, 2012


The Asheville Police Department responded to a Thursday shooting in the parking lot of McDonald’s located at 401 Smokey Park Highway.

APD and paramedics located Joshua Wilson Early, 32, of Canton suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Early was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot when an altercation took place with the occupants of his vehicle and the occupants of another vehicle.


A Buncombe County Sheriff Deputy was on the property at the time of the shooting.  After he heard the shot he apprehended two of the three individuals at the scene.  A third individual fled the scene on foot and was apprehended a short time later by another Buncombe County deputy.


After consultation with the Buncombe County District Attorney, Tarrell Maurcus Harris 18, of Asheville and Darrion Deshawn Brown, 21, also of Asheville, were charged with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury and attempted 1st degree murder.   They are in custody at the Buncombe County Detention Facility under $600,000 bond.