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Woman killed in Christmas Day shooting ID'd

Roxanne Sanchez, 28, fatally shot by boyfriend on NE Side


SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have released the name of a woman shot and killed on the Northeast Side Christmas Day. 

The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Roxanne Sanchez. 

Police said Sanchez was involved in an argument with her boyfriend Thursday morning inside a home in the 4300 block of First View Drive.

During the argument the boyfriend, 31-year-old Benjamin Poehlman, pulled a gun and shot Sanchez in the chest, investigators said. 

She was taken to University Hospital where she died. 

Officers said they found Poehlman, who is confined to a wheelchair, with a gun in his hand. 

Police said Poehlman has a criminal history and is now facing a murder charge.