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Police Investigating Sunday Night Homicide In S.E. Hickory
homicide victim Ontorio Nymier Metts
February 2022 file photo courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Police Investigating Sunday Night Homicide in S.E. Hickory

Hickory Police are investigating a homicide that occurred in the city late last night (March 20). At about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Officers heard multiple gunshots in the area of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory. They responded and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was found in the common area at the Sunny Valley apartment complex.

The deceased is 23-year-old Ontorio Nymier Metts. Hickory Police and E.M.S. attempted to provide medical aid, but Mr. Metts was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are now searching for a suspect or suspects who may have been involved. Anyone with information regarding the case should call H.P.D. at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Richard Helderman at or 828-261-2621.