Mom of two, 36, is shot dead in her driveway in Orlando by two men who followed her home in ‘botched carjacking’
- Roxana Sanchez was shot in the passenger seat of her boyfriend’s car on May 8
- She had been out for dinner with a friend and they had gone shopping too
- The two men followed them back to Roxana’s house and approached them while still sitting in the driver and passenger seats in the driveway.
- They banged on the windows and told the women to get out – Roxanna’s girlfriend turned back for fear
- Then the car thief opened fire on Roxana’s side; the two suspects then fled
- It is unclear why they targeted Roxana and her boyfriend or if there have been other carjackings in the area
- Roxana’s family says they are devastated; they raised $ 23,000 on a GoFundMe to pay for her hospital care and funeral
A Florida mother of two was shot in her driveway by two men who followed her home from the mall and killed her before fleeing in what police call a botched carjacking.
Roxana Sanchez, 36, was murdered on May 8 after returning home from shopping with a friend. The friend was driving and the two women pulled up Roxana’s driveway at 12:30 p.m. while her husband and two sons slept in the house.
Two men – described by police as black male suspects – had followed them there.
When Roxana and her friend’s car came to a stop, the two men got out of their car and approached them on either side of theirs, banging on the windows and telling the women to get out.
Roxana Sanchez, 36, was murdered on May 8 after returning home from shopping with a friend. The friend was driving and the two women pulled into Roxana’s driveway at 12:30 PM.
Police have released surveillance footage of the suspect’s vehicle. The two carjackers have not been found
Roxanna and her friend have just returned from a night of shopping and dining when the carjackers approached them on either side of the vehicle in her Orlando driveway
The driver panicked and reversed, bumping into the suspect’s car. It prompted one of the men – the one on Roxana’s side – to open fire.
The men then fled and Roxana was taken to hospital, but there she died.
Now the police are hunting the two suspects. They released surveillance footage showing their car in the area around the time of the shooting.
It remains unclear what kind of car Roxana and her boyfriend were in, or why they were targeted.
It is also unclear if there have been any other car jackings in the area recently.
In a statement, Douglas Meijia, Roxana’s husband said, “ My wife was a very caring person. She was my mountain in this relationship. ‘
The couple had two sons.
On a GoFundMe page, her sister raised more than $ 34,000 for the family to pay for her medical bills and funeral expenses.
“A selfless, caring person I know who has made everyone feel like they belong to her family. If you met her or just talk to her once, you would know what I’m talking about.
According to her family’s GoFundMe page, Roxana’s husband and their two children were sleeping inside at the time of the carjacking.
‘She was my rock and sounding board above all.
She had an infectious smile and always had the best advice.
She changed our lives and helped us whenever she could. She was shot pointlessly and murdered in her driveway while her husband and children were sound asleep.
These cowards didn’t think how it would seriously affect her life and those around her.
They just killed her without thinking about it: leaving two small children without a loving and caring mother, a husband without the love of his life, sisters without the glue that keeps the family together, and the best daughter who is a parent. could have, ”she said.
Nobody has been arrested.