One arrested in shooting death of Hickory man

- A man has been charged with murder following the shooting death of a Hickory man over the weekend, police said. 

The Hickory Police Department arrested Manuel Villarreal Jr., 30, on Sunday, August 20 in Morganton and charged with him with the murder of Roberto Beltran, 37. 

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Beltran was found shot at a location on 1752 16th Street NE on Saturday, August 19. He died on scene, police said. 

Villarreal is currently being held without bond in the Catawba County Detention Facility. 

The Hickory Police Department is continuing this investigation and asks anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Inv. B. Ollis at 828-261-2614.

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