Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A young woman died after she was shot, placed in a wheel chair and dropped off at a Columbia hospital. Now, deputies and family members are looking for who killed her.
On Wednesday around 4:30 in the morning, 20-year-old Mayra Sanchez was dropped off at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital by her boyfriend, who deputies say put her in a wheelchair and left the scene.
She was pronounced dead a short time later.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community's help in locating the suspect wanted for her murder.
The boyfriend, identified as 24-year-old Albertus Lewis, has been charged with obstruction of justice by the Richland County Sheriff's Department. The Columbia Police Department is charging his with misprision of a felony for failing to call police when he allegedly dropped off the victim at the hospital.
Lewis is being held at the Alvin S Glenn Detention Center. Friday, he appeared in court in connection to the death.
The victim's family says Sanchez was a graduate of Richland Northeast and worked at Boost Mobile in West Columbia. Her mother, Guadalupe Sanchez, says the family had put a restraining order against Lewis about two months ago.
A GoFundMe has been created for the funeral costs, the family says this came as a terrible surprise.
There is up to $1,000 in rewards for anyone with information about the case. You're urged to call Crimestoppers, 1-888-CRIME-SC.
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