Police investigate murder of 28-year-old man shot and killed in Asheboro

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in Asheboro on Sunday afternoon.

Nicholas B. Austin, 28, of Asheboro, was found lying on Loach Street near Martin Luther King Drive shortly after 4 p.m. when police responded to a shooting call there.

Emergency workers declared Austin dead at the scene. Police have not released details about any possible suspects or a motive.

Authorities had an area near Martin Luther King Drive and Loach Street taped off Sunday evening as crews investigated.

Anyone with any information can call Asheboro Police Detective Lorie Johnson at (336) 626-1300 ext. 312 or the Asheboro Police Criminal Investigations unit at (336) 626-1300 ext. 316.