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NC Wanted: Family seeks answers in Motel 6 shooting

Posted October 28, 2017 9:53 p.m. EDT
Updated October 28, 2017 10:56 p.m. EDT

— Family members of a murdered Fayetteville man continue to seek answers in his death.

Calvin Blackshire Jr., 27, was gunned down at a Motel 6 in January. Investigators said they have a wealth of evidence in the case, including video of his final moments, but no arrests have been made.

Blackshire’s mother, Pamela Blackshire, said she is outraged that someone live streamed her son’s dying moments on the internet for 10 minutes before help arrived.

“That is despicable and, if that was your brother or your father laying dying on the ground, would you do something like that,” she said.

Police have questioned the person who shot the video and said he is not a suspect in the case.

“I miss his smile, miss his presence, I miss fussing with him. I miss everything about him,” she said.

Calvin Blackshire’s mother said she doesn’t know why her son went to the Motel 6 on Cedar Creek Road on Jan. 19. Police said they received a 911 call just before midnight alerting them that someone had been shot.

Calvin Blackshire died at the hospital as a result of his wounds.

“We believe it was a robbery, and we believe that we need to find who Calvin was meeting at the hotel that night,” said Sgt. Pedro Orellano with the Fayetteville Police Department.

Police said the killer took Calvin Blackshire’s cell phone and sneakers before fleeing.

While the investigation is at a dead end, a desperate mother pleads for help in finding closure.

“They’ve ruined too many lives and if there’s any decency left in them, could they just turn themselves in,” she pleaded.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-439-2683.