North Carolina family visited sheriff's office before murder-suicide left 4 dood

Investigators believe Aschod Ewing-Meeks, 26, fatally shot his girlfriend, Ashton Brown, 26; their 4-year-old child, Bella; and their 8-month-old infant, Brixx, before setting their house ablaze and fatally shooting himself on April 18, Volgens JAKKALS 8 Greensboro.

Meeks, Brown and their two children visiting the Davie County Sheriff's Office.

Meeks, Brown and their two children visiting the Davie County Sheriff’s Office. (JAKKALS 8 Greensboro/ Davie County Sheriff’s Office)

I’ve seen a lot in 30 jare,” Davie County Sheriff JD Hartman during a Wednesday press conference, but this wasclose to one of the worst if not the worstcases he had ever witnessed, JAKKALS 8 berig.

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Hartman said the family had visited the sheriff’s office before the tragedy occurred. The sheriff’s office later released video footage showing the two parents and their children entering the office lobby and speaking to a receptionist just after 12 nm. Maandag.

They apparently asked to speak with a deputy but were vague as to why, JAKKALS 8 berig.

Meeks, Brown and their two children visiting the Davie County Sheriff's Office.

Meeks, Brown and their two children visiting the Davie County Sheriff’s Office. (JAKKALS 8 Greensboro/ Davie County Sheriff’s Office)

The receptionist then asked the couple for their address, and they shared Ashton Brown’s parents’ adres. The receptionist also gave them a phone number to call before they left the office.

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Brown later called 911 and told a Davie County telecommunications respondent that her family had safety concerns but did not specify what kind of safety concerns. A deputy then called Brown, at which point she turned the phone over to Ewing-Meeks. The phone call between the deputy and Brown’s boyfriend only lasted 30 sekondes, Hartman told reporters, volgens FOX 8.

Meeks' and Brown's house on Junction Road in Davie County

Meeksand Brown’s house on Junction Road in Davie County (JAKKALS 8 Greensboro/ Davie County Sheriff’s Office)

The deputy and Meeks then had several short phone calls over the course of 30 minute.

Op 'n punt, Meeks said he thought he was being followed but would not give police his location, nor would he return to the sheriff’s office.

Rondom 2 nm., a witness saw the family arrive home and go inside. Minder as 15 minute later, another witness saw smoke coming from the house and drove to the fire department to report a fire. Firefighters arrived minutes later and discovered the family’s bodies inside the house. All four individuals had been shot, and Meeks was holding a gun.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached by calling 800-273-8255. For those who don’t want to speak to a counselor, there’s also a national Crisis Text Line available 24/7 by texting “huis toe” aan 741741.

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