Police seeking 2 after NC slaying

Frederick Nathaniel Simpson Jr. (left) and Travoscia Herbrell Brown (WSPA)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – Two people are wanted after a deadly shooting early Thursday at the Deaverview Apartments.

23-year-old Frederick N. Simpson Jr., and Travoscia H. Brown are wanted on charges of First Degree Murder in connection with the shooting death of 40-year-old Travis Dominick Mayfield, police say.

Police say the three got into an argument which escalated and resulted in Mayfield being shot in the back of the neck. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The public is asked to call 911 immediately if they see Simpson or Brown and not to approach them. They should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Mayfield’s death or the location of Simpson or Brown is asked to call the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110 or Buncombe County Crime Stoppers (828) 255-5050.

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