Charlotte man Jeremy Asbury goes live on Facebook before killing himself after SWAT surrounds his home

A man from Charlotte, Jeremy Asbury, who was wanted by the police for sexual assault, went live on Facebook before taking his own life during a standoff on Tuesday, August 29th.

Jeremy Asbury charged with sexual assault
Jeremy Asbury

The man was identified as Jeremy Asbury, a 31-year-old resident of Columbus Circle, located off Freedom Drive in West Charlotte. Court documents show that Asbury was wanted for sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint on the previous day, Monday, August 28th.

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Investigators said they tried to make contact with Asbury just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday. However, when they arrived at his home, they found that he had barricaded himself inside. Investigators said they were unsuccessful in negotiating with Asbury. They even coordinated with the Asbury family and an external agency in an effort to peacefully resolve the standoff.

Just after 2 p.m., investigators said they heard gunfire inside the home. Upon entering the residence with MEDICS, they found Asbury had shot himself and a gun nearby.

In a four-minute video, Asbury said, “This is my last live… it might be the last time y’all see me alive.” He said in the video that his child was inside the home, and he was waiting for someone to come pick them up. While waiting, Asbury talked about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police surrounding his home.


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According to court records, Asbury had been previously arrested for first-degree rape in 2015, but the charge was dismissed. He was previously convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault on a female, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Investigators said the standoff lasted for 6 hours.

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    • In no way am i supporting rape, sexual assault, etc. but he had a child and was very concerned about his child. Suicide is not a joke, nor is it easy especially when you have a young child. It’s innocent until proven guilty, and there are many men who are falsely accused sitting behind bars today that are innocent. Imagine being innocent seeing your place surrounded by police, after already going through something similar and then it getting dismissed? Just saying, don’t be so quick to judge. I take SA very personally, and seriously! But there are too many women out there falsely accusing men that are hurting the ones that are really being affected by it including children!


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