Still no suspects after Columbia woman killed in her own home


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) -- The Columbia Police Department are still looking for answers after a shooting left one woman dead on October 5th.

32-year-old Cherrelle Evans was killed in her home at the Waverly Place Apartments in Columbia almost two weeks ago. The CPD says the incident appeared to have started as a home burglary.

Her brother, Antaur Evans, says he saw his younger sister only days before when leaving her residence.

"She said, 'Alright big brother, love you,'" said Evans. "I gave her a hug and gave her a kiss on the cheek. Then she walked me downstairs to my car and that was the last time I talked to her."

Cherrelle Evans was transported to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital; she passed away this past Saturday.

Evans leaves behind a ten-year-old son.

"He has mixed emotions," said her sister, Shana Evans. "But he did break down when we told him she went on home to the Lord. And then we broke down because he's hurting. He's only ten."

The family says Cherrelle Evans was always smiling and laughing, loved music, and has even been known to lend her car to those who needed it.

"She was always telling jokes and stuff," said Antaur. "We were close...she was a real good person. Great personality."

Right now, the CPD has no suspects but have released a composite sketch of a person of interest. He is described as a light-skinned Black male, average build, between 5 and 5 foot 3 in stature.

"Just think about if it were your kid, your family member," said Shana Evans. "We're just hoping they catch the person who did this."

The family says Cherrelle Evans' birthday would have been next month in November.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to called Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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