Man killed by gunshot

On March 29, 2011 around 8:58 p.m. officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the Budget Host Inn, 1727 N. Garnett Street in Henderson, North Carolina in reference to a person who had been shot.

Upon arrival officers found Joseph Michael Harris, 54, of Oxford, North Carolina deceased from a gunshot wound. The victim was found in an area adjacent to the parking lot of the Budget Host Inn.

Further investigation is being conducted by members of the Criminal Investigations Division.