Tags:Jason Sandford, reporting via Twitter (@ashevegas):
Police are all over Green's Mini Mart right now. (8:14 pm)
The rumor outside Green's Mini Mart is that Mr. Green committed suicide. Green and his store were a fixture in Asheville.
James Green, 75, was a community leader. People outside his Depot St. Store tonight say he killed himself in a back room of the laundromat.
Asheville police in the scene at Green's say they responded to a call of a gunshot wound at 7:09 pm.
Monica Harrison said James Green was living w lung cancer, but seemed in good spirits tonight. She talked to him not long before his death.
Monica Harrison said Green gave her free Pampers for her daughter several years ago when she couldn't afford to pay. "He was a good man."
More than two dozen people stood in stunned silence outside Green's store tonight, mourning. (8:49 pm)