15-Year-Old Arrested For Killing Woman In Southwest Charlotte

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Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say they arrested another suspect for the murder of Shandiin Sanchez.

After further investigation, police say they identified a 15-year-old boy as an additional suspect in the case.

Police have already charged Mario Ramirez-Duarte for Sanchez’s murder.  The 15-year-old was taken into custody by CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) on an outstanding secure custody order for an unrelated robbery charge.

He was transported to police headquarters and interviewed by Homicide detectives.  At the conclusion of the interview, he was transferred to the custody of the Cabarrus Regional Juvenile Detention Center and additionally charged with the murder.  His name will not be released due to his age.

The investigation into this case is still active and ongoing.  Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stopper at 704-334-1600.

Update (Posted Nov 6, 2019):

A man who was wanted for cutting off his electronic monitor on October 11th is now accused of killing a southwest Charlotte woman on October 27th.

Mario Ramirez-Duarte is accused of shooting and killing 20-year-old Shandiin Sanchez on Riverbirch Drive. Police say Sanchez was found around 4:49am with a gunshot wound in the roadway near an apartment complex and died at the scene.

It is unclear at this time what led to the shooting.

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Ramirez-Duarte was found on Wednesday and charged with Murder.

He also charged with two counts of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Goods, Damage to Property, and Interfering with an Electronic Monitoring Device.

Original Story (October 11, 2019):

CHARLOTTE, NC — Police are looking for 19-year-old Mario Ramirez-Duarte. He is wanted on multiple charges, including two counts of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Goods, Damage to Property, and Interfering with an Electronic Monitoring Device.

CMPD says Duarte cut off his electronic monitor Thursday and was last known to be in the area of Morning Drive in southwest Charlotte.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Electronic Monitoring Unit at 704-432-8888, option #3 or call 911.