911 call released after armed robbery suspect killed in store shootout

Darwin Villatoro

Buncombe Co., N.C. (WSPA) – A would-be robber was killed in an exchange of gunfire with a store worker Friday night, according to the Buncombe Co. Sheriff’s Office.

A call came in at about 8:28 p.m. Friday.

The shooting took place around 8:20 p.m. at a business on Smokey Park Hwy, says the sheriff’s office.

The suspect, 21-year-old Darwin Alexander Medro Villatoro, was shot and killed, according to the sheriff’s office.

The investigation is ongoing.

The sheriff’s office has released the 911 call.

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