Hickory Police Department posted the following on their Face Book Page Jan 16, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 16, 2018
Contact: Chrystal Dieter
Victim/Community Services Coordinator
Homicide – 2415 HWY 70 SE
Hickory – On Monday, January 15, 2017 at approximately 11:56 p.m., officers from the Hickory Police Department were called to 2415 HWY 70 SE, in reference to an injured subject in the parking lot. Upon arrival officers discovered Rafael Cerda-Ramirez, H/M, 26 years of age, of Marion, NC in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Cerda-Ramirez was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.