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Police: Man killed during shootout at party in Monroe

Published: Aug. 1, 2021 at 2:33 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2021 at 1:47 PM EDT
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MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was killed in a shootout at a party in Union County, according to Monroe police.

Police say the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 on S. West Street in Monroe.

Officers say 24-year-old Jaqavis Montell Allen was found in a yard face down.

When they turned Allen over, they found a gun under him and began CPR due to a faint pulse. Allen was taken to the hospital where he died.

Officers say there was a party at the home on S. West Street, and Allen and another person got into a dispute that resulted in several shots fired and several cars being struck by bullets.

Police said the altercation happened during a birthday party with at least 50 people there.

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Police arrested Robert Lee Ashcraft III, 22, Aug. 20 for the murder of Allen.

He is being held without bond on charges of first degree murder, discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling and posession of a firearm by a felon.

The shooting happened less than a mile from a drive-by shooting that killed 13-year-old Loyalti Allah on Icemorelee Drive.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe Police Department at (704) 282-4700.

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