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Police say man found stabbed in hotel died during an altercation

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A 31-year-old man found dead in a hotel Saturday morning was killed during an altercation, Durham police said Monday.

Police started investigating a homicide after David Kelly was found with an apparent stab wound around 9 a.m. Saturday in a hotel in the 3700 block of Hillsborough Road.

The death marked the second fatal stabbing last week, and was one of three killings reported over an eight-day period in Durham.

Durham police are also investigating a fatal Saturday night shooting that left one dead and another injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Mitchell at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29335 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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Virginia Bridges covers criminal justice in Orange and Durham counties for The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer. She has worked for newspapers for more than 15 years. In 2017, the N.C. Press Association awarded her first place for beat feature reporting. The N.C. State Bar Association awarded her the 2018 Media & Law Award for Best Series.


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