Police said that officers found Marquis Deir Orr, 27, of Durham, wounded in the parking lot at the hotel, at 2800 Campus Walk Drive.
Orr had been shot in the back, police said. He was pronounced dead at Duke University Hospital.
Investigators haven’t further details surrounding the crime, but they say they do not believe it was a random act. They said it did not appear that Orr was staying at the hotel.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the police department at 919-560-4440, extension 29325 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.
Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.