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Comment from Chief Justin Jacobs concerning Harshaw Road incident this morning

Cherokee County NC

An update to this story can be found at

Original story:

An investigation is underway concerning an incident which prompted the closure of Harshaw Road in Cherokee County Sunday morning.

We will release the information here on WKRK as soon as it is made available to the public.

Due to the sensitive nature of the incident, ages of the persons involved, etc., we are having to wait a bit so as not to interfere with the investigation.  Chief Justin Jacobs tells us there’s not a lot to share at this time and has issued the statement at the bottom of this story.

WKRK has also spoken with Sheriff Keith Lovin of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  He confirms the situation involved a car chase and shooting incident and that multiple agencies are involved in the investigation, including the State Bureau of Investigations.

Sheriff Lovin confirmed that it is early in the investigation and that more details will be made available to the public in the upcoming days, but due to the sensitive nature of this case involving minors, there is just not a lot of information that can be released at this time.

The following statement comes from Chief Justin Jacobs of the Murphy Police Department:

“Due to the incident that occurred this morning on Harshaw Rd., the Murphy Police Department cannot comment on the matter. We would kindly and sincerely ask for the public to not make any assumptions or accusations on what happened. We realize the public is curious about what occurred and this information will be provided at a later date and time. Please keep in mind all the parties involved regarding this unfortunate incident. Thank You, Chief Justin J. Jacobs. “

Located across from new casino site in Murphy, NC

Located across from new casino site in Murphy, NC

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