Man charged with murder after deadly Hickory shooting

Hickory Police say they are looking for 30-year-old Manuel Villarreal after a deadly shooting overnight.

HICKORY, N.C. -- A 30-year-old man was charged with murder Monday following a deadly shooting that took place in Hickory over the weekend.

Hickory Police responded to a call in the 1700 block of 16th Street around 12:30 a.m. Upon arrival, officers found Roberto Beltran with apparent gunshot wounds. Beltran was pronounced dead, police said.

Villarreal was arrested in Morganton Monday and was held without bond in the Catawba County Detention Facility on this charge. He was also served with other outstanding warrants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Inv. B. Ollis at 828-261-2614. 

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