15 November 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander




State Police have identified the victim as Benjamin J. Davis, age 28 from Milton, NY, Ulster County. An autopsy performed by the Onondaga County Medical examiner’s Office determined the official cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds and ruled the death a homicide.

The New York State Police in Marcy is investigating a homicide that occurred at the Red Carpet Inn, 799 Lawrence Street, in the outer district of Rome, NY, on November 15, 2020, at approximately 12:15 p.m.

A male subject staying at the hotel was shot and subsequently transported to Rome Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.  The victim is not being identified at this time until notification of next of kin.

The State Police were assisted at the scene by the Rome Police Department and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

State police are asking for the public’s assistance.  If anyone was in the area of the Red Carpet Inn on Lawrence Street in Rome around 12:15 p.m and may have seen anything suspicious, or has surveillance video (Ring video) or has any information related to this investigation to contact the New York State Police at 315-366-6000. Reference case # 9930895




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