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Reward Offered in Restaurateur's Slaying

Posted July 31, 2007

— A $5,000 reward was offered Tuesday for information to help apprehend and convict the people who gunned down a local restaurant owner over the weekend.

The Town of Stantonsburg Development Corporation posted the reward in connection with the slaying of Song Ni. Crime Stoppers of Wilson also will pay up to $1,000 for information in the case.

Ni, 34, was killed in a home invasion and robbery late Saturday. He owned Jin Jin Chinese Restaurant on Moyton Avenue and lived across the street from the restaurant.

Two employees were assaulted by three masked men with guns as the walked over to Ni's house after closing the restaurant Saturday night, authorities said.

The men stole $700 from one of the employees and shot Ni before fleeing, authorities said.

Anyone with any information in the case is asked to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 252-237-2118.


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  • InhisName aka CaryCrazzy Aug 1, 2007

    Jokers Wild II, Agreed but tell me some of you, since I'm not really familiar with the NC Law. If you carry a fire arm and some crazy thug tries to rob you and you manage to shoot him/her and later dies, will you get convicted?

  • Jokers Wild II Aug 1, 2007

    What a crying shame to be gunned down over 700 dollars! One weeks worth of work could get them 700 dollars had the thugs wanted to work for something, but I guess that is not easy enough.. I agree with the other posters that we need to Inform and Protect oourselves! I recommend anyone that is able to purchase a firearm and take the CCW Course. I carry all the time, not because I am looking for trouble, but because if it finds me and my family we already know how to respond, and hopefully if it goes according to plan you will be reading about the deceased thug on WRAL, and how much of a troubled life he had!

  • Rocknhorse Jul 31, 2007

    I hope the people responsible are caught and brought to justice! I am so tired of these punks who think they are entitled to take, take, take from hard-working folks. I am deeply sorry for the family and friends of this man.

  • lastchance Jul 31, 2007

    this is why im trying to put up my site, its for all and I mean all of us,,, we are sick and tired of the killings and dont know who to blame before its called a cold case,,, please visit www.leroyjernigan.com and at end of site there is a petition, please sign it and spread the word.. thanks

  • shine Jul 31, 2007

    It is uncalled for except by the thieves who did it.

    I hope they catch them soon. We are all getting really sick of this brutality.

    It should be vigilante justice .... for all.

  • floyd_lawson Jul 31, 2007

    it's a pure coward that would do something like this. this man probably worked long, hard hours to build a business and these scumbags just take his life for a days worth of receipts. so sad. i have no doubt they will catch these low-lifes and i hope they suffer for it...

  • Nancy Jul 31, 2007

    Asian people who immigrate here are here for one reason, to succeed and support their family. You don't find statistics on them in the welfare line.

  • fritobandito Jul 31, 2007

    i frequented his restaurant on many many occasions and believed this young man and his girlfriend were the friendliest folks i have ever met. this is a horrific crime and whoever is responsible will be eventually caught. there is no honor among thieves and someones loose tongue will "slip" one day...

  • Arkansas Razorback Jul 31, 2007

    I worked in a Chinese Restaraunt when i was a teenager. I remember how hard the Chinese cooks worked. All those guys did was work about 10-12 hours a day. They ate Lo Mein 3 meals a day so they could save money.

  • cryinshame Jul 31, 2007

    death penalty isnt a deterrent because they know they can get death and it will take at least another 25 years or so before its carried out, now if they had only 30 days after a conviction of death , things would change ,also we wouldnt be having to pay to house these inbred ingrates for that period of time