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Three men charged with murder following shooting investigation in Asheboro

According to the Asheboro Police Department, the shooting involving four people happened on Coleridge Road.
Credit: Asheboro Police Department
Azion Tremaine Fair, Derek Laron Walls Jr., and Jemen Davone Portis are charged with murder in the shooting death of 22-year-old Detavius Bruton in Asheboro on April 24.

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Asheboro police are investigating after a shooting left a man dead, Friday morning.

According to the Asheboro Police Department, the shooting involving four people happened on Coleridge Road.

Police said 22-year-old Detavius Bruton was pronounced dead at a local hospital, while 18-year-old Azion Fair and Jemen Portis were treated for gunshot wounds.

Investigators said robbery was a motive in the deadly shooting. They arrested 18-year-old Jemen Portis and charged him with murder, Friday afternoon.

Azion Fair, 18, was arrested Friday evening.

Police also arrested 24-year-old Derek Walls, Jr. and charged him with murder on Monday afternoon.

Officials said all three men are being held at the Randolph County Jail under no bond.

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