Sasha MasonAge 45 (born 23 Jun 1976)
13 May 2022
Zebulon, North Carolina (USA)
Sasha was shot during an armed robbery in her apartment. A suspect has been arrested.
ZEBULON, N.C.(WNCN) – A second suspect has been charged and arrested in the deadly shooting of a Zebulon [woman] late last week.
The Zebulon Police Department said 45-year-old [deadname] “Sasha” Rodriguez lived in an apartment behind [her] mother’s home on the 200 block of West Barbee Street in Zebulon. She was awoken by the sound of gunshots around 1:45 a.m. on Friday and found Rodriguez lying on the floor.
Zebulon police said officers found [deadname] “Sasha” Rodriquez suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. [She] died at the scene. Police said in a Facebook post that items were taken from the residence during the robbery and shooting.
Later that day, police announced the arrest of Ali Tariq Khabir Wiggins of Wendell. He was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a dangerous weapon. Zebulon police said Wiggins was a known associate of Rodriguez. Police believed the attack was targeted.
“It is heartbreaking to know that a mother has lost her child. Sasha was a friend to many people in our town. [Her] friends and family should not have to face such a senseless loss. I hope the police department can help bring some peace and sense of justice to [her] loved ones,” said Chief Jacqui Boykin at the time.
Zebulon police arrested a second suspect Sunday. Julius Antwan Smith of Angier was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
“Investigators are still in the early stages of this investigation, with additional charges expected,” police said in a Facebook post.
Sasha's Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/kokila.gutierrez.