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Posted on: January 4, 2023



The Black Mountain Police Department began investigating a shooting incident on 01-03023 which occurred on Rhododendron Ave. involving a black pickup truck. On 01-04-2023 at around 2pm the truck was located, and warrants for Gabriel Lopez were issued for his arrest involving this shooting (Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury). The Black Mountain Police Department requested assistance from the Buncombe County SWAT Team who successfully served the warrant and took the suspect into custody. The shooting was an isolated incident and was the result of a verbal altercation. The gunshot wound victim appears to be in stable non-life-threatening condition at Mission hospital.

 Any video footage in the area of the incident that may help further this investigation is still needed, please contact Detective Tim Teves at or by calling the non-emergency number 828-419-9350.

This is an ongoing investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

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