Suspect Arrested in Capital Murder Investigation at 3400 Ocee

February 4, 2008 - Charges are pending against a suspect in the fatal shooting of a pregnant female at 3400 Ocee #1813 about 3 a.m. on Sunday (February 3).

The suspect, Biondi Vernard Rolle (b/m, DOB: 11/24/86), was questioned by investigators and remains in custody, facing a charge of capital murder.

The victim, Yvonne Sanchez, 21, was seven months pregnant. She sustained at least two gunshot wounds to her body and was transported to Memorial Southwest Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Baby Sanchez was delivered at the hospital, but lived only 10 minutes.

Homicide Division Sergeant P. Motard and Senior Police Officer A. Brown reported:

The victim, her husband, and their young twins were asleep in their apartment when Rolle and another suspect kicked open the front door. The suspects entered the back bedroom where Rolle shot into the bed where the victim was sleeping. The victim’s husband began screaming and attempted to chase Rolle, but was unable to catch or follow Rolle away from the apartment.

During interviews with individuals, Rolle was one of the three men identified as suspects. The two others, an adult male and juvenile male, remain at large at this time. Both wanted males were inside or just outside the apartment at the time of the incident.

The motive for the shooting was a dispute over money between the victim’s family and their neighbors.

Anyone with information regarding the two wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JC/JFC 2/4/08
Inc #16343108

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