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Police seek suspect in shootout at Henderson hotel

Posted July 14, 2009

Police surrounded America's Best Value Inn in Henderson after a shooting Sunday.
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— Henderson police have identified a suspect in the shooting that took place at the America's Best Value Inn, 200 Parham Road.

Police charged Tevin Lee Daye, 16, with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

A witness told WRAL News that he heard several shots being fired early on the morning of June 14. “It sounded like people were banging on my door. Next thing I knew, people were just shooting in the hallways, everywhere. It was just, ‘Pow, pow, pow, pow.’ He shot off like 25 to 30 shots in the hallway,” witness William Cash said.

Henderson Police Lt. Pulley said David Hicks, 22, of Dick Faines Road, died from a gunshot wound. Two other people were wounded in the shooting, Pulley said.

Police described Daye as a black man with black hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141 or Detective Simmons at 252-430-4234. Callers may also call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and a reward is available for tips that lead to an arrest and conviction in this case.


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  • shortcake53 Jul 14, 2009

    Does it really matter what the place is called? The point is, a 16 yr old punk is out shooting in public places, and a life has been lost.

  • ConcernedNCC Jul 14, 2009

    tarheelskier: I doubt many people nowadays understand the difference.

  • tarheelskier Jul 14, 2009

    I think those are called Motels.