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Detectives search home of slain Domino's manager

Posted January 12, 2010

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— Investigators on Tuesday searched the home of a Domino's Pizza assistant store manager who died after being attacked in what authorities believe was a store robbery.

A delivery employee called 911 just before 1 a.m. Saturday to report that he found Kenneth "Kenny" Ring on the floor of the Knightdale store, at 2001 Widewaters Parkway. The caller told 911 operators that, at one point, Ring was conscious.

Home of slain pizza store manager searched Home of slain pizza store manager searched

Ring, 24, died Monday afternoon at WakeMed, where he was being treated for blunt force trauma.

Knightdale Police Chief Shawn Brown said investigators have no suspects and are asking that anyone who was in the area of the restaurant from midnight to 12:39 a.m. Saturday to contact them at 919-217-2261.

"Any possible information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, would be greatly appreciated," investigators said in a news release issued Monday afternoon.

Brown did not say why investigators were searching Ring's Raleigh home, at 1128 Treasure Chest Cove.

The death marks the first homicide within the Knightdale town limits.

Detectives with the State Bureau of Investigation, Wake County District Attorney's Office, Raleigh Police Department and Wake County Sheriff's Office are assisting in the investigation.

Meanwhile, Domino's has offered a $5,000 reward for information in the case that leads to a conviction, and a fund has been set up with Eastern Wake Crime Stoppers for donations to add to that reward money.

Contributions may be made to Eastern Wake County Crime Stoppers, c/o BB&T/Kenny Ring, 1204 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, N.C. 27597.

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  • concerncitizen Jan 13, 2010

    Come on liquidsatin5702, you know that story about the doors not true! Why would anyone have business and not have the doors lock?

  • TeresaBee Jan 12, 2010

    liquidsatin5702
    I think you need to go to the police with this information. You have written this more than once. Very important you go to the police with this information

  • SweetB Jan 12, 2010

    RIP Kenny. They will get whoever did this to you.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Jan 12, 2010

    The reward was offered before he died, I suspect they'll up it now. Sounds to me like they were still open and the closing driver was out on a delivery. Hopefully the time delay safe was not open yet. If the broken back door is how the killer got in I hope the family sues the store.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 12, 2010

    Good point twinkiemb, anyone with information about this murder shouldn't have to be lured with money. Also, if a large reward is offered, say a million dollars, every nut case there is will come forward with useless information hoping to hit the lottery thus wasting time and resources.

  • twinkiemb Jan 12, 2010

    Are you kidding me? Your going to bad mouth Domino's for putting up a $5000 reward? They don't have to put up anything, someone should come forward without the possible reward. Thoughts and Prayers for the family of this young man.

  • liquidsatin5702 Jan 12, 2010

    I am an ex-general manager for this store. I quit because it was unsafe to work there. The back door is broken and will not lock (the door that was used in the robbery) The supervisor and owner were and are aware of this, as I personally told them on many occasion how dangerous it was. They refused to spend the money to fix it. I bought and installed my own cameras because I was worried. They refused to spend $300.00 to buy a recorder. When I quit I took my camera's - they do no good without a recorder. Company policy is that a manager has someone with him CONSTANTLY until the deposit is dropped off at the bank. Since the nearest bank is 30 minutes away, the supervisor and owner specifically instructed employees to break the rules so they would not have to spend the extra $5.25 an hour to protect their employees. That's right, drivers make less than minimum wage, but it was too much to keep one there to prevent a death. THIS SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED!!!

  • NCStatePack Jan 12, 2010

    "I've gone to the Lowes Foods in that shopping center many times at night and there is always an officer in the store. The Lowes is about 3-4 doors down from the Dominoes. Whoever did this must have staked the situation out and known that the coast was clear to commit this terrible act. Does sound like an inside job to me." -uthink

    Lowes closes at 11 or 12, so those officers would not be there at that time. I walk to this shopping center all the time, and never once have felt threatened. Still sad for him and his family. And stop complaining about the reward people. If someone associated with the moron who murdered this guy isn't willing to come out for 5k, they won't do it for 20k either.

  • uthink Jan 12, 2010

    I've gone to the Lowes Foods in that shopping center many times at night and there is always an officer in the store. The Lowes is about 3-4 doors down from the Dominoes. Whoever did this must have staked the situation out and known that the coast was clear to commit this terrible act. Does sound like an inside job to me.

  • mom2threecld Jan 12, 2010

    I wonder if the police think this was personal and that's why they are searching his home

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