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One arrested in Henderson convenience store homicide

Posted March 26, 2014

— An 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday and charged with killing a Henderson convenience store worker Monday.

Daiquan Jameek Waddell, of 1828 S. Clearview Drive in Henderson, has been charged with killing Ahmed Shahit. Waddell also faces charges for robbery with a dangerous weapon and second degree kidnapping.

Waddell was held at the Vance County jail Wednesday with no bond.

Two men entered the BP station at 615 Raleigh Rd. in Henderson on Monday and demanded cash. Shahit was later found dead from a gunshot wound.

Waddell also faces robbery with a dangerous weapon charges for a robbery at the Raleigh Road Convenience Mart on March 11 and two robberies at the Waffle House at 942 W. Andrews Ave. in Henderson on March 13 and March 18.

Investigators said the second suspect is still at large but did not release any further information.


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  • TheOneWhoKnows Mar 27, 2014

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    If you'd look at the statistics, the number of crime incidents in Henderson is actually decreasing. The crime *rate* has risen simply because the population has also decreased. It's all statistics. While crime is in fact quite bad, don't be fooled into thinking it's steadily getting worse when it's not. You only ever hear the bad news reported.

  • vsusu2002 Mar 27, 2014

    Maybe if he had gotten the tatto elsewhere on his body instead of his face, someone would have hired him if he really wanted a job. Killing innocent folks trying to make a living is pathetic. Shame on it all! I really wish prison systems would become a place where young people stray from. You all would be surprised at all the rights and rewards some inmates receive in prison. I am not saying mistreat inmates, but the lifting weights, cable tv, movies, etc. should not be in a prison.

  • Chase Truman Mar 27, 2014
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    He looks pleasant.

  • Chase Truman Mar 27, 2014
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    Unfortunately Henderson keeps sliding downhill from lack of jobs and lack of new businesses, so the unemployment rate goes up along with the crime. My father grew up in Henderson and he's sad to see the state it is in now.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 27, 2014

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    Have you read the Bible?

    I know many folks make their own judgments, but according to The Holy Bible, this man need only "believe in Jesus Christ as your savior" to get into heaven.

    I'm sure glad that I won't have to hang with him in the afterlife. YMMV ;-)

  • Obamacare returns again Mar 27, 2014

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    Pretty sure they were wearing masks or else this guy is dumber than he looks.

  • southerntalent Mar 27, 2014

    WOW,I am personally shocked that someone with a tattoo on his face decided to rob a store

  • Get your IDs Mar 27, 2014

    The suspect will always cost the taxpayers money.

  • Steve Morrison Mar 27, 2014
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    Yes, but you're using logic. It probably doesn't apply here...

  • Steve Morrison Mar 27, 2014
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    It is just amazing that such a small country rural town like Henderson could have such a high violent crime rate.