Woman shot dead, dropped off at hospital

Mayra Sanchez was killed earlier this week, now deputies are trying to find her killer.

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. 

PHOTOS: Mayra Sanchez


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