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Man killed in stabbing at Raleigh nightclub

Posted June 30, 2010
Updated July 1, 2010

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— Raleigh police said that a man died in an early Wednesday stabbing outside Zona Rosa nightclub, at 2241 New Hope Church Road.

Police said Dwight Lee Dean, 24, of Raleigh, was stabbed during a disturbance in the parking lot of the club, between Atlantic Avenue and Brentwood Road, around 2:30 a.m.

No arrests have been made. The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.


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  • pbandj Jun 30, 2010

    As usual, many of comments here single out a group of people and wrongly accuse them of involvement. I live in the neighborhood. I work in law enforcement and I worked last night. I know "illegals" are the political bogeyman these days but you're off base. Most of the "culture" references I see on this site are just off the mark, so quit assuming so much.

  • cwood3 Jun 30, 2010

    Better increase enforcement in the area-so it does not get like the club they had to close on New Bern Ave.

    Bring that to JoCo, and Steve will close her down!!

  • SubwayScoundrel Jun 30, 2010

    Near my house and have been to the parking lot there many times at night since it is right beside MVPs sports bar. Never had an incident or felt in danger. Hate to see it.

  • bindimon Jun 30, 2010

    good thing the drug lords have nice safe places like Wachovia to sip martini's and launder money

  • 6079 SMITH W Jun 30, 2010

    Denial ain't no river in Egypt..............

  • hiyadun Jun 30, 2010

    clubbin on a monday night?!?!?!?!?

  • 6079 SMITH W Jun 30, 2010

    The issue with most people isn't the place itself, but the behavior that is exhibited by those who frequent it. I know from personal experience that this area has had plenty of bars, and the majority of them never featured "Murder Night" as a draw. In fact, I don't recall EVER seeing anybody stabbed to death in ANY of the places I have ever been. The point is that we don't want this garbage in our communities. If that is being bigoted and racist, I am guilty.

  • USMC5811 Jun 30, 2010

    Shut it down

  • Dark_Horse Jun 30, 2010

    "Why do places like this need to exist? I.C.E. should be looking into places like this. This is a safety issue"
    -NE Raleigh

    Places like what? A nightclub? News flash: Places like this have existed since biblical times.

  • dryjr Jun 30, 2010

    more violent crime in Raleigh shocker!