Tragic details after 18-year-old girl was ‘stabbed and run over by a 22-year-old friend’
A TEENAGE girl was allegedly stabbed and run over by her boyfriend.
Saraiah Acosta, 18, will be remembered as “the life of the party” after the tragic incident.
Police were called to a home in Rancho Cordova, California, shortly after 1:15 p.m. on February 1.
The caller who alerted police to the home reported that the teen was stabbed multiple times and run over, according to a press release from the Rancho Cordova Police Department and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
Upon arrival, they found Acosta with multiple stab wounds.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police continued to collect evidence and were able to identify Devian Lewis, 22, as a suspect.
As police began searching for Lewis, they learned that the California Highway Patrol was involved in a pursuit with him.
During the pursuit, officers learned that Lewis was armed.
A shootout involving officers occurred while police were attempting to arrest Lewis in Elk Grove.
Lewis remains hospitalized, according to the press release.
Charges against him have not been publicly announced.
However, there will be two separate investigations as the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the murder while the Elk Grove Police Department and the Sacramento County Attorney’s Office will investigate the shooting.
‘LIFE OF THE PARTY’
Acosta was a recent graduate of Cordova High School.
The school district released a statement acknowledging Acosta’s death.
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim,” the district said.
She and Lewis have had an on-going relationship for the past two years, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said.
A motive has not yet been determined.
Angela Martinez, Acosta’s aunt, described the teen as the “life of the party,” according to ABC10.
“Everyone wanted to be around her because she was the one dancing and living her life,” she said.
A GoFundMe was set up to help Acosta’s family with funeral expenses.
More than $27,000 was raised.
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