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Truck driver slain outside Kinston business

Posted June 17, 2011

— Police were investigating the shooting death of a truck driver of a Kinston brick company early Friday.

Sanitation workers found the body of Edward Hill, 63, in the parking lot of Sutton Brick Co., at the corner of Park Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, at about 6:15 a.m., police said.

Hill was a driver for Sutton Brick, police said.

Police haven't released any details on a motive for the slaying or possible suspects.


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  • sillywabbitthepatriot Jun 17, 2011

    Hope the legislature passes the gun bill and Bev doesn't veto.

  • fairyswearboots2 Jun 17, 2011

    My Prayers are with the family. RIP Mr Hill

  • n2justice Jun 17, 2011

    Prayers for the family.

  • Hater like Darth Vader Jun 17, 2011

    treeofliphe: Take a wild guess why there is usually more violence near roads named after Martin King Jr.

  • itsnotmeiswear Jun 17, 2011

    This does not sound random, but Kinston has been in decline for a long time. The progress that is finally taking place at the GTP is not likely to benefit Kinston economy for a long time. There are much better places for the employees to live only a short drive away.

  • lisapeters Jun 17, 2011

    It is sad when you can't go to work! My prayers to the family

  • treeofliphe Jun 17, 2011

    Why is there always more violence on/near MLK/MLKJ Blvd. Wasnt their message Respect, Peace, and Freedom?

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 17, 2011

    hoping they catch the low life that did this.