North Carolina man charged in fatal shooting, police chase
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina have charged a man in connection with a fatal shooting and a police chase on Interstate 40.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office told local media outlets that multiple charges have been filed against 20-year-old Cameron Ellis McElrath of Swannanoa, including first-degree murder and felony fleeing to elude arrest. McElrath is charged in Sunday’s shooting death of 23-year-old Robert Jacob Stewart.
On Sunday, the sheriff’s office issued an alert for McElrath after a call regarding the shooting on Sunday.
The sheriff’s department said in arrest warrants that McElrath rammed a sheriff’s office cruiser “with the intent to kill.”
McElrath is being held in the Buncombe County jail without bond. It’s not known if he has an attorney.