Murder charge for Raleigh man after victim shot in the head dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police have now charged a man with murder after a victim shot in the head Friday morning died on Monday.

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Travis Malloy, 23, was shot in the head while sitting in a minivan in an apartment complex parking lot Friday morning.

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According to police, officers were dispatched to Walnut Woods Apartments in the 3400 block of Middle Branch Road at 8:15 a.m. in response to a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found Malloy, who had been shot in the head. He was transported to WakeMed and was treated over the weekend, but died Monday.

After the shooting, detectives soon arrested Anthony Darius Neal, 25, of Raleigh, and filed several charges. But, on Monday, they upgraded his charges to murder after Malloy died.

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Anthony Darius Neal (Raleigh-Wake CCBI)
Anthony Darius Neal (Raleigh-Wake CCBI)

Neal is also charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill relates to a second person in the minivan, Kedrick Daquane Thomas, 24, who was in the minivan but wasn’t hit by gunfire.

One witness, Tiffany Johnson, told CBS North Carolina that she heard as many as nine gunshots Friday morning.

“It was a lot of them rapidly like ‘pow, pow, pow,’” she said. “When I did look out the window that’s when I was hearing, ‘He’s shot, he’s shot.’ From what I saw, his head was slumped.”

According to a 911 call released by Raleigh police, the caller frantically told the dispatcher that someone had been shot.

“911! Somebody’s been shot. I’m off Poole Road at Walnut Woods Apartments. It looks like he’s dead! Oh my god! Somebody’s been shot! Oh my god!” the female caller said.

The woman then told the dispatcher that Malloy “was shot in the head” and that “he is breathing. He’s still breathing.”

The caller told the 911 dispatcher that Malloy was “bleeding bad in the head; he still has a pulse though.”

Police could then be heard in the background arriving on scene.

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