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UPDATE: Double Homicide Investigation
UPDATE (8:18 A.M. Tuesday): The victims have been confirmed as Robert Jesse Matheson, III, and Genise Matheson. Warrants show Robert Matheson, III and Genise Matheson died. Their neighbor, Erwin Jarvis, is due in court this morning on his first appearance for the 2 counts of First Degree Murder.
UPDATE: The suspect is identified in arrest warrants as 59-year-old Erwin Jarvis.
Neighbor Bobby Arnsperber heard multiple shots fired just after 5:40pm Monday. He soon would learn his neighbors, a few doors down had been gunned down by their own neighbor.
"We're hearing it was an ongoing dispute," said Sgt. Dave Romick, with Asheville police.
"I was in my home and heard the shots, roughly eight to ten and I came out to look," said Arnsperber who knew the victim and he said, his wife.
"I know that he is married. He's(sic) a very nice guy. Quiet, soft spoken in every way."
Sgt. Romick said detectives found the victims outside 147 Birch Lane. Efforts were made to try and resuscitate at least one of the victims but the attempt was unsuccessful. The suspect and male shooter was arrested at the scene. Sgt. Romick said he was standing at the crime scene and made no attempt to leave when officers showed up. Asheville police have not released the identities of the two victims. The cause of the argument has not been released by police.
By Kimberly King
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