Suspect Charged with Murder after April Shooting Victim Dies

At approximately 9:45 p.m. April 27, Raleigh Police Department officers responded to a shooting call in the 4900 block of Hollenden Drive. The victim, Nancy Margarita Pedraza, who sustained a gunshot wound to her neck was transported to WakeMed. The suspect, Anthony Lucas Villaroel (DOB 4/1/89), was taken in custody at the scene and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The victim and the suspect were in a girlfriend / boyfriend relationship, and the shooting occurred while the two were together in a vehicle.

UPDATE: On June 4, the victim died as a result of the wound she sustained on April 27. Warrants charging the suspect with murder were served on him at the Wake County Jail, where he had remained in custody since his arrest in April.

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