State police identify victim in fatal shooting at Rome's Red Carpet Inn

The man who was shot and killed at the Red Carpet Inn in Rome over the weekend has been identified by New York State Police.

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 3:32 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2020 3:40 PM

ROME, N.Y. – The man who was shot and killed at the Red Carpet Inn in Rome over the weekend has been identified by New York State Police as 28-year-old Benjamin J. Davis, from Ulster County.

State police say an autopsy confirmed Davis, of Milton, died from multiple gunshot wounds, and the death has been ruled a homicide.

The shooting happened around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the motel on Lawrence Street. Davis was taken to Rome Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

Police are still searching for two suspects who fled the scene in a black Nissan Rogue.

Authorities believe the suspects and victim knew each other.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation should contact state police at 315-366-6000.

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