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Gunman sought in shooting outside Raleigh motel

Posted August 31, 2015

Raleigh police are searching for a man in connection with an Aug. 31, 2015, shooting outside the Knights Inn on New Bern Avenue.

— Police were searching for a man in connection with a shooting outside an east Raleigh motel.

Officers responded to the Knights Inn, at 3804 New Bern Ave., around 8:55 a.m. and found Lenin Alvaringa, 27, shot in the back. He was taken to WakeMed, but his condition was unknown.

Investigators determined that Alvaringa was walking near the motel when a man came from behind him and shot him. The gunman then robbed Alvaringa of cash and fled in a blue car, possible a BMW or a Volvo.

The gunman is described as black, about 5 feet 10 inches or 5 feet 11 inches tall with a thin build. He wore his hair pulled back and walked with either a limp or a distinctive gait.

Anyone who recognizes the suspected gunman or has information about the shooting is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP.


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  • Rob Brantley Aug 31, 2015
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    BMW or Volvo, huh? Desperate soccer moms on that side of town.

  • Brent Phares Aug 31, 2015
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    There have been many shootings in that specific block this year. This area is becoming the new Green Rd.

  • Reginald Denny Aug 31, 2015
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    This place should be burned to the ground. Look at the reviews:

    D.A. Hankerson IV

    9 months ago

    Worst hotel I've ever been to! There were roaches in the bed. Literally a roach motel.

    A Google User

    3 years ago-

    no fridge or microwave in single bed rooms..that suckz,who wants a room where u can't reheat food or hav a cold drink? only king rooms & dble bed rooms hav that luxury,so we paid $11 more & changed rooms..the housekeepers kinda suck cuz the bathroom wus dirty & there was a used razor on the bathtub,GAG..eeew...And I was goin pee an a roach ran past me on the wall,that sucked..we saw 2 roaches in our room..I think we will DEFINETLY be skippin the free breakfast in the morning..this hotels in a good location thoe..the front desk staff was decent..this isn't the worst hotel its jus not the best or cleanest..

    A Google User

    A Google User

    4 years ago

    Honesty worst place to stay, its a nice location, but the rooms and service sucks, I had to fuss with the g

  • Reginald Denny Aug 31, 2015
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    Knight's Inn? New Bern Ave?

    Yeah, this has all the signs of a drug deal gone bad. Hopefully the man who was shot will also be charged.

  • Djofraleigh Anderson Aug 31, 2015
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    Nice shot of a Raleigh police cruiser.