Female arrested in connection to Harlingen fatal shooting
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:09:21 GMT —
Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman in connection to the death of a woman who was caught in the middle of a shooting in a west Harlingen neighborhood.
Harlingen police booked Los Fresnos resident Dorothy Lee Sanchez on murder charges at the city jail at 4:43 a.m. Tuesday.
Authorities re still searching for two men in connection to the death of a 21-year-old Mayra Bianey Oyervides but Sanchez is believed to have been the getaway driver.
The deadly shooting happened in a second floor apartment off Wright and G Streets around 6 p.m. Monday.
Police, firefighters and paramedics were all called to the scene.
Harlingen Assistant Police Chief Stephen Meyer spoke to Action 4 News about the shooting.
Meyer said two gunmen were after a third man and shot at him inside the apartment.
The two gunmen fled the scene in a black mini-van allegedly driven by Sanchez.
Investigators were able to locate the mini-van but said Oyervides was caught in the cross fire and died from her injuries.
Witnesses at the scene told Action 4 News that the female victim was shot several times, with at least two bullets hitting her in the head.
Assistant Chief Meyer said police received reports that the woman was pregnant but later learned that she was not.
Family members told Action 4 News Oyervides was engaged and lived with her fiance in Harlingen.
Police said Oyervides died from multiple gunshot wounds while en route to the hospital.
Harlingen police released a surveillance image of the two gunmen late Monday night.
Anyone with information about their identity is asked to call the Harlingen Crime Stoppers at (956) 425-TIPS or (956) 425-8477.