So she took a weekend girls trip to
The 22-year-old woman -- identified by police as
She was shot by an
She was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
She was born in
Her death left her family and friends in shock.
"Until I see her body, I can't realize this is true,"
She was described by her cousin as a happy person who was fun to be around.
"She is my family. What can I say?" she said. "She was a very good friend, very good cousin."
As people close to the young woman learned about her death, an outpouring of grief began on her Facebook page.
Distraught friends and relatives changed their profile photos to images of black ribbons; a symbol of remembrance or mourning.
She said it hurts to talk about her friend, but was willing to talk via Facebook chat. Smith said they've been friends for four years.
"Maria was one of the greatest people I've ever met, a wonderful friend, and what happened to her is unfair," she said through a private Facebook message.
Police responded to the scene early Tuesday after receiving 911 calls about a man -- later identified as 23-year-old
"I got a guy in front of a club waving a gun around," one 911 caller said, while sitting at the
"There's people coming out of the club right now. He's like banging on the door with a gun," the caller continued.
Once police arrived, the caller pointed them toward the suspect. But the call ended shortly after that.
According to court records, officers used a stun gun on Roach when he didn't comply with their demands.
The Taser didn't affect Roach, though, officers said.
Roach then lifted his shirt and began reaching toward his waistband. That's when officers fired nine shots at Roach, "striking him several times," an arrest report said.
Roach was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
An investigation is ongoing.
According to Police Chief
It was a bullet from Sanguino's gun that mortally wounded the woman, officials said.
"Again, nothing we can say today takes away the pain that Maria's friends and family are feeling, and we ask the community to keep her friends and family in their thoughts and prayers," Mina said during a Tuesday press conference.
Roach faces a charge of carrying a concealed firearm.
Other charges, including possible felony murder, are pending.
He is being treated at
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