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Posted on: March 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Suspect Arrested in Hardy Drive Homicide Case

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March 9, 2023

Suspect Arrested in Hardy Drive Homicide Case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) detectives have arrested 19-year-old Charlottesville resident, Raymaqu'a Antonio Nicholas, for the February 22, 2023 murder of 20-year-old Gordonsville resident, Nicklous Pendleton.


Nicholas is charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Nicholas was taken into custody yesterday without incident. We are thankful for the collaboration between Charlottesville detectives, The Federal Bureau of Investigations, The United States Attorney’s Office, and The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

We understand that the information provided in this release may not include every case detail. This is done to protect the integrity of the investigation, the potential for future charges, and subsequent court proceedings.

This is an ongoing investigation; anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (434) 977-4000.

Nicholas, Raymaqu'a

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Kyle Ervin
Public Safety Information Officer
City of Charlottesville

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