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Henderson hotel closed for violations after shooting

Posted June 16, 2009

Police surrounded America's Best Value Inn in Henderson after a shooting Sunday.
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— Members of the Community Revitalization Initiation have shut down the America's Best Value Inn at 200 Parham Road in Henderson.

Police responded to a shooting at about 2 a.m. Sunday at the hotel. Officers found the body of David Hicks, 22, of Dick Faines Road. He later died from a gunshot wound.

Paramedics also transported a 16-year-old and a 20-year-old to Maria Parham Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said.

Following the shooting, the Henderson Fire Department inspected the hotel and found several violations of code, authorities said. A reinspection by CRI members Tuesday also found violations and the hotel was shut down.

Police have yet to make any arrests in the shooting.

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  • rnkellie51303 Jun 19, 2009

    Shooting every week???? How about every other day

  • oldreb1965 Jun 17, 2009

    "I am so glad that I left Henderson 4 1/2 years ago. I still keep up with the news there and it seems there is a shooting just about every week."
    Wow I still live here in Henderson and I don't hear of all of these shootings every week.
    Sure we have violence here like anywhere else but not every week as you state.

  • No longer in NC Jun 17, 2009

    I am so glad that I left Henderson 4 1/2 years ago. I still keep up with the news there and it seems there is a shooting just about every week.

  • oldreb1965 Jun 17, 2009

    clintoflannagan we have better hotel's than that one.
    Look at some of the hotel's around the dabney drive area.
    You and you family will love kerr lake if that's why you were coming here.

    I can't understand why the hotel in question was not closed down long before now.

    That Hotel is in a bad part of town but don't let this one case keep you from coming to Henderson.

  • clintoflannagan Jun 17, 2009

    Rats! (no pun intended) I planned on taking my family there for a weeklong vacation this summer. I guess I'll have to start over from scratch.

  • starglow2005 Jun 17, 2009

    "....the Henderson Fire Department inspected the hotel and found several violations of code."

    America's Best Value = America's Best fire trap.

  • celong Jun 17, 2009

    I went to a nice hotel in Raleigh a few weeks ago and was skimming the movies. 80 porno choices and 16 regular movies. Drug dealers use motels as their pharmacy and if you look at Craig's list, motel rooms are used for much more than sleep. Be careful when you travel.

  • -Momma27560- Jun 17, 2009

    I cant understand for the life of me why it takes something so drastic to happen to then make sure that the hotel doent have any violations. I person has been murdered and the people who commited the crime are still on the loose. I dont see anything about trying to find the criminals but instead they are now concerned about hotel violations. Crazy to me...