Buncombe County Submitted: April 23, 2021 | Updated: May 26, 2021

(April 2021) Request for number of times Buncombe County, NC Sheriffs Deputies discharged firearms at people 01/01/20 – 04/12/21

Hello Buncombe County, NC Sherrif's Office (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law, in regards to Buncombe County Sheriff Deputy firearms discharges from 01/01/2020 - 04/12/2021.

To be clear, I am only asking for the following information about guns which were actually fired at people. You do not need to include when Deputies discharged weapons to put animals down, or times that Deputies discharged weapons for training purposes:

A) Please provide the total number of times Buncombe County Sheriffs Deputies fired their guns at people from January 01, 2020 to April 12, 2021.

B) Please provide the total number of times that Buncombe County Sheriffs Deputies fired their guns at people from January 01, 2020 to April 12, 2021, which resulted in a death or hospitalization.

** Note: For all items requested above, please do not include additional details such as name, address, case number, or any other personally identifiable information about possible victims.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 14, 2021 4:24 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: May 14, 2021, 4:24 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for number of times Buncombe County, NC Sheriffs Deputies discharged firearms at people 01/01/20 – 04/12/21

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Completed
  • May 26, 2021 11:41 am

    6 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 26, 2021, 11:41 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for number of times Buncombe County, NC Sheriffs Deputies discharged firearms at people 01/01/20 – 04/12/21

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    The answer to both A and B is one time and to be clear, it was the same incident involving an active shooter outside the Buncombe County Courthouse on March 31, 2020.

     

    A) Please provide the total number of times Buncombe County Sheriffs Deputies fired their guns at people from January 01, 2020 to April 12, 2021.

     

    B) Please provide the total number of times that Buncombe County Sheriffs Deputies fired their guns at people from January 01, 2020 to April 12, 2021, which resulted in a death or hospitalization.

     

    You can read local media coverage of the incident here:

     

    https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2020/03/31/active-shooter-reported-buncombe-courthouse/5093861002/

     

    https://wlos.com/news/local/happening-now-active-shooter-reported-at-buncombe-county-courthouse

     

    Aaron

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    PIO

    (828) 250-4414

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • April 23, 2021 4:31 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 23, 2021, 4:31 PM
    subject: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for number of times Buncombe County, NC Sheriffs Deputies discharged firearms at people 01/01/20 – 04/12/21

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again around early-May if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (April 2021) Request for number of times Buncombe County, NC Sheriffs Deputies discharged firearms at people 01/01/20 – 04/12/21

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law, in regards to Buncombe County Sheriff Deputy firearms discharges from 01/01/2020 – 04/12/2021.

     

    To be clear, I am only asking for the following information about guns which were actually fired at people. You do not need to include when Deputies discharged weapons to put animals down, or times that Deputies discharged weapons for training purposes:

     

    A) Please provide the total number of times Buncombe County Sheriffs Deputies fired their guns at people from January 01, 2020 to April 12, 2021.

     

    B) Please provide the total number of times that Buncombe County Sheriffs Deputies fired their guns at people from January 01, 2020 to April 12, 2021, which resulted in a death or hospitalization.

     

    ** Note: For all items requested above, please do not include additional details such as name, address, case number, or any other personally identifiable information about possible victims.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • April 23, 2021 1:28 pm

    7 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending