Salisbury man accused of assaulting girlfriend with skateboard, firing shots inside home

SALISBURY, N.C. — A Salisbury man was arrested after police say he assaulted his girlfriend with a skateboard before firing shots inside their home.

Police responded to the Clancy Hills Apartments around 6:20 a.m. Friday after receiving calls about shots being fired inside a residence.

Bryan Javier Ascencion

Bryan Javier Ascencion

When officers arrived they saw Bryan Javier Ascencion, 21, carrying a .12-gauge shotgun and a blanket while walking down the steps of the building.

Police confronted Ascenscion, who did not comply to their commands, instead dropped the weapon and tried to drive off in his Ford Explorer.

Police tased the suspect and took him into custody.

After further investigation, police discovered that earlier in the night Ascencion assaulted his girlfriend with a skateboard and his fists after she had gone to bed following an argument.

She was treated on the scene by EMS.

The girlfriend and her two children, who were also in the apartment, left before multiple shots were fired off inside.

Four of the shots penetrated the exterior wall and went through to another apartment. No one was hurt in the other apartment.

Ascencion was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, resist obstruct and delay, assault on a female and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond.

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