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Man shot to death outside Henderson hotel

Posted March 30, 2011

— Henderson police said that a 54-year-old man was shot to death outside a hotel Tuesday night.

Police said that officers responded to calls about gunshots around 9 p.m. and found the victim on the ground next to the parking lot of the Budget Host Inn, 1727 N. Garnett St.

The man, whose name hasn't been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police declined to release more details, citing the ongoing investigation.


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  • rjefferson Mar 31, 2011

    they would report things from a small town because people in small towns have lives and feeling too, they want people to know about the crazies that are here too not just the ones in your town... and what does no money have to do wuth it.......

  • bmg379 Mar 30, 2011

    There should be warnings for older people about what hotels to not stop at,I personally never stay at older properties with only outside room access,also I never stay at set off properties with out businesses around them

  • bigal02282 Mar 30, 2011

    Anyone home here moderating the comments? I posted a really nice one almost 20 minutes ago and it hasn't shown up yet.....

  • hckyplyr72 Mar 30, 2011

    Jeremiah stop drinking the koolaid. The kind of people that do horrible crimes like this generally dont acquire weapons the legal way. If law abiding citizens want to defend themselves from trash like them they need protection. Go hug a tree!

  • okemooutlaw44 Mar 30, 2011

    If the victim had had a way to defend himself he might be around today and a firearm is the only practical means to defend oneself!!! I do I would and I have!!!!

  • wakeforest914 Mar 30, 2011

    seems like society is starting to IMPLODE!

  • Jeremiah Mar 30, 2011

    "The solution here is right in front of us and very simple. More guns all around"

    Yeah, that would have prevented this!!!!1

  • Arsenic and Old Lace Mar 30, 2011

    Why on earth would a news agency report ANYTHING from a small town unless it's bad news? No money to be had there. If you're not from a larger city (50,000+ population) you don't usually get an honorable mention from WRAL unless it's involving death and/or destruction.

  • armywife320 Mar 30, 2011

    It's seems like Henderson is catching up to Fayettville, just with the rural background.

  • buco Mar 30, 2011

    "Henerson" as the local say is a very sad town with the crime
    rate and the polical environment