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Man arrested after Ashe County homicide

Officers were able to use a description of the vehicle to track down the suspect in a parking lot of a store in West Jefferson.

ASHE COUNTY, N.C. — One person has been arrested after a fatal shooting in Ashe County, according to the Ashe County Sheriff's Office.

It happened Saturday around 7:40 p.m. Ashe County 911 Dispatch received a call that a man had shot another man at a home on Little Gap Road and that the suspect had fled the scene in a white Ford Explorer Sport Trac. 

Officials confirm the victim, Leonicio Ramos Guerrero, died as a result of the shooting.

Based on the vehicle description, officers were able to find 45-year-old Reginald Steve Elledge as he pulled into the parking lot at a Lowe's Home Improvement store in West Jefferson.

Elledge was taken into custody, questioned, and is facing a homicide charge. He is being held without bond in the Ashe County Detention Center.

Credit: Ashe County

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