Man, 15-year-old charged in killing of woman in south Charlotte

Updated: Nov. 21, 2019 at 4:21 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A second person, identified only as a 15-year-old boy, has been arrested in the killing of a 20-year-old woman in south Charlotte.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the deadly shooting happened on Riverbirch Drive at about 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Detectives have charged 19-year-old Mario Ramirez-Duarte and a 15-year-old, whose name is not being released, for the killing of 20-year-old Shandiin Sanchez.

Police said Sanchez was found in the road with a gunshot wound near an apartment complex. She was pronounced dead on scene.

Through continued investigation, homicide detectives identified Ramirez-Duarte as a suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest. He was charged with murder, two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods, damage to property and interfering with an electronic monitoring device.

The 15-year-old was arrested on an unrelated outstanding robbery charge and was charged in Sanchez’s killing after being questioned. The teen faces a murder and robbery charge.

Detectives have charged 19-year-old Mario Ramirez-Duarte for the murder of 20-year-old Shandiin...
Detectives have charged 19-year-old Mario Ramirez-Duarte for the murder of 20-year-old Shandiin Sanchez.(Mecklenburg County Sheriff's OFfice)

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective Schneider is the lead detective assigned to this case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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