'Praying for the family.' Man found dead in car from a gunshot after crash on Western Blvd

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023
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Raleigh police are investigating after a man was found dead from a gunshot after a crash Tuesday evening on Western Boulevard near Varsity Drive.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Raleigh police officers are investigating after a man was found shot dead after a crash on Western Boulevard near Varsity Drive.

Officers responded at 5:21 p.m. Monday to a report of a crash. Police found a man in one vehicle who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Tuesday, a small memorial was placed along Western Boulevard where the cars collided. People have been leaving flowers, candles, balloons and handwritten notes.

Police are not identifying the victim, but folks who work less than a mile up the road at Cookout say their co-work Anthony was driving into work to start his night shift when he died.

According to coworkers, he was a manager at the restaurant and worked there for more than two years.

"Everybody really just trying to cope with what's going on at the job. It's a hard pill to swallow because he was a good worker," said his co-worker Tyrena Dyson.

"He's really young and I know his family's really going through a lot right now because of his death. So right now we're just praying for the family."

Raleigh Police said there are no suspects in custody and that officers are not looking for a suspect.

Monday night, coworker Reyna Espino told ABC11 said she had worked with him for over a year.

"He was a hard-working man. He did everything," Espino said. "He did his best for everybody at work. Got a great attitude."

She came down to the investigation scene with her co-workers where they left flowers and cards and lit candles to honor him.

The roadway reopened shortly before 10 p.m.

Anyone who believes they may have information that might assist the investigation is asked to visit Crimestoppers for anonymous reporting options or call (919) 996-1193.

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