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NC family visited sheriff’s office before murder-suicide

A North Carolina family visited a sheriff’s office hours before the daddy murdered his girlfriend and their two younger youngsters, then torched their home and killed himself, authorities say.

Aschod Ewing-Meeks, 26, went to the Davie County Sheriff’s Office along with his family April 18 and requested to talk with a deputy however didn’t make it previous the reception desk, officers stated.

About two hours later, he fatally shot girlfriend Ashton Brown, 26, and their kids, 4-year-old Bella and 8-month-old Brixx, Sheriff JD Hartman at a press briefing final week.

The dad then set fireplace to the home and turned the gun on himself, the sheriff stated.

Hartman stated the couple had their youngsters with them after they entered the native sheriff’s office round 12:11 p.m. and requested to talk to a deputy.

“They were very vague about what they wanted,” Hartman stated of Ewing-Meek and Brown.

The receptionist requested for his or her contact data and was allegedly given an tackle belonging to Brown’s dad and mom. The family walked out after 4 minutes with out seeing an officer, Fox 8 reported. It’s unclear why they left.

Ashton Brown and kids.
Aschod Ewing-Meeks fatally shot girlfriend Ashton Brown and their kids, Bella and Brixx.
Facebook/Ashton Brown

At 12:35 p.m., Brown then known as 911 apparently from inside a automotive and requested to talk with an officer about unspecified security considerations, authorities stated.

About 10 minutes later, an officer known as Brown again and briefly spoke to her before the decision dropped or was ended, the sheriff stated. Brown had instructed the officer she was calling for her boyfriend and handed the cellphone to Ewing-Meeks, in line with the division’s timeline.

The officer known as again three extra instances and spoke with Ewing-Meeks, who stated “someone was following him,” however he refused to drive again to the sheriff’s office or inform the officer his actual location, Hartman stated. The final two calls from the officer, at shortly after 1 p.m., went on to voicemail, the sheriff added.

Aschod Ewing Meeks and daughter.
Aschod Ewing-Meeks along with his 4-year-old daughter, Bella.

At about 2 p.m., a neighbor noticed the couple arguing in entrance of their house. Fifteen minutes later, firefighters have been known as to the home amid experiences that it was on fireplace.

After the fireplace was extinguished, they recovered the our bodies inside the house. The sheriff stated it was one of many worst crimes he had seen in his career.

“I’ve seen a lot in 30 years but children, and especially children that are killed by gunshots and burned, is pretty heinous,” Hartman stated.

Aschod Ewing-Meeks set the family house on fireplace before capturing himself.

“All four victims are deceased from gunshot wounds, the fire was intentionally set and Mr. Meeks was deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and we found the gun that matches all this actually still in Mr. Meeks’ hand,” Hartman stated.

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