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Zachary Carson Waters wanted in Asheville drive-by shooting that involved juvenile

Asheville police searching for noon drive-by shooting suspect

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Asheville, NC (Feb. 3, 2023): The Asheville Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate Zachary Carson Waters (07/02/2004), who has been identified and charged in a mid-day drive-by shooting that occurred Monday afternoon. A juvenile was also involved.

APD Patrol Officers responded to Atkinson Street around 1:31 p.m. on Jan. 30 to investigate multiple reports of gun discharge. Officers searched the nearby area and were unable to locate a suspect but did locate 10 shell casings in the area. Thankfully, no people or property were struck during the incident.

After further investigation, Detectives charged Zachary Carson Waters (07/02/2004) with Felony Aid and Abet, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, and No Operator License.

Detectives, in cooperation with the Department of Juvenile Justice, have charged the juvenile with Possession of a Handgun by a Minor, Discharging a Firearm within Enclosure, City Ordinance Firearm Violation, and Going Armed to the Terror of the People.

Waters is described as an 18-year-old black male, 5’8”, 140 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. If you know Waters’s whereabouts, please do not approach; he is considered armed and dangerous

Detectives are asking if you have any information or know Waters’s whereabouts to send an anonymous tip by texting TIP2APD to 847411 or using the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store). You can also contact APD at (828) 252-1110.


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