An Orlando mother of two was followed home and murdered in her driveway in a carjacking gone wrong.
The Orange County Sheriffs reported that a light-colored sedan followed Roxana Sanchez, 36, and a friend as they drove into her neighborhood on May 8, according to the New York Post.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina said in a press conference, “They were pulled into the driveway of the victim’s residence. They were just talking, and a car comes up behind them. Two black males get out, approach the victims on both sides of the car, bang on the car telling them to get out.”
“The driver — in fear — put the car into reverse, striking the suspect’s car” before the suspect then shot Sanchez, who later passed away in the hospital, according to the sheriff.
We are standing with Roxana’s family today to make a plea to our community. If anyone saw anything or knows anything about this case, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please report it by calling 911, our non-emergency number (407) 836-HELP or Crimeline pic.twitter.com/Sr82AMQO6u
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) May 11, 2021
“She was gone way too soon. Especially on a glorious day. On Sunday, Mother’s Day, that we had plans. Me and the boys,” said Douglas Mejia, the husband of the victim, according to the New York Post.
Yahaira Viado, the victim’s sister, wrote on a GoFundMe page that the suspects “just killed her without thinking leaving two small kids without a loving and caring mother, a husband without the love of his life, sisters without the glue that holds the family together, and the best daughter a parent could have,” according to the New York Post. (RELATED: REPORT: Father Invites Officers Who Fatally Shot Daughter During Carjacking To Funeral)
Carjacking incidents have, in recent months, drawn considerable media attention. An 82-year-old man tackled an armed carjacker in Atlanta in March. A 15-year-old recently plead guilty to murder in a deadly Uber Eats carjacking in Washington D.C.