Raleigh police Tuesday announced that they have charged an 18-year-old with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two men found in an SUV parked outside a restaurant last week.
Police by late Tuesday afternoon had not arrested Denzel Rashad Dancy, whose last known address is Slaughter Street in Goldsboro, according to state records.
Investigators said Dancy should be considered armed and dangerous and urged the public not to engage him.
Dancy has been charged with killing Pedro Joel Reyes Diaz, 25, of Raleigh and Allan Uriel Rodriguez, 25, of Wendell. The two men were found shot to death about 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot of a Panera Bread in the 6200 block of Glenwood Avenue, across from Pleasant Valley Promenade.
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Police have not disclosed a possible motive for the killings.
Dancy had skipped court twice on Feb. 12 and Monday in Wayne County District Court on charges of failing to appear for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, state records show.
The Goldsboro teen has previous convictions in Wayne County for assault on a female, disorderly conduct at school, possession of a handgun by a minor and misdemeanor possession of narcotic drugs, state records show.
Police ask anyone with additional information that might assist their investigation to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-4357 or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.