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Gaston County Police Assist Cramerton Police with a Shooting Investigation

On Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 12:16 pm the Cramerton Police responded to the 2300 block of Hampton Meadows Lane in reference to an assault with a weapon. 

Once on scene, officers made contact with several people involved in the situation.  One of the parties involved in the altercation was detained and placed into a Cramerton Police vehicle.  Other participants continued to cause a disturbance.  As officers worked to de-escalate the situation, the suspect, Ashley Marie Forney, retrieved a firearm.  Ms. Forney then went to the vicinity of the Cramerton Police vehicle and fired into the car, striking the victim multiple times.

Cramerton Police Officers quickly responded to the Ms. Forney and took her into custody without incident.  Gaston Emergency Medical Services provided treatment to the victim at the scene.  The victim was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center for further treatment.

Ms. Forney has been charged with:

  • Attempted 1st Degree Murder
  • Assault With a Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury

Ms. Forney is currently in the Gaston County Jail on a hold with no bond pending her first court appearance.

The Gaston County Police encourages anyone with information to contact Det. B. Dalton at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.