Former student remembers woman who died after crash caused by accused thieves

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Almost two weeks after 14-year-old Shaylee Boling was killed by a pair of suspected car thieves, KRQE News 13 has learned her mother, who was in critical condition, died Tuesday afternoon.

Immediate family and UNM Hospital have confirmed Shaylee’s mom, Shaunna Arredondo-Boling, died Tuesday afternoon.

KRQE News 13 spoke with Shaunna’s mother Tuesday afternoon. She said Shaunna suffered a stroke Monday night and spent most of the day Tuesday on life support.

She said her daughter had a big heart, was generous and wonderful with children. Albuquerque Public Schools tells KRQE News 13 Shaunna helped teach kids at Sandia High School for about five years.

A former student said she was shocked to hear about Arredondo-Boling’s passing.

“I was heartbroken, she was a really, a really good person,” said Zayra Trujillo.

The student said her teacher was an incredible person.

“She was just a really amazing person, she was really good with kids, she loved kids.”

Trujillo said Arredondo-Boling taught a pre-school program class at the high school.

Most recently, Shaunna worked for the City of Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Police Department said she worked with them as a school crossing guard.

Meanwhile, one of the suspects involved in the crash is still on the run.

Tuesday, Police said 24-year-old Paul Garcia probably still isn’t in Albuquerque, but could be in New Mexico.

Albuquerque Police said he was the passenger in the stolen van that crashed into Shaylee Boling, her mother and 3-year-old brother in the Heights nearly two weeks ago as the couple tried to lose police.

Shaylee, a Sandia High School freshman, was killed.

Less than two weeks ago, police arrested the alleged driver, 21-year-old Elexus Groves.

Groves and Garcia are facing the same charges for the crash, including first degree murder. Now, they need to catch Garcia.

“Enough of this already, we’re spending too many resources on him. He needs to man up and come forward,” Officer Simon Drobik said Tuesday.

Police also had a message for anyone helping Garcia while he’s hiding out, reminding them it’s a felony and they’re also looking at time behind bars.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. They also said U.S. Marshals are assisting them with the investigation.

Crime Stoppers is still offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to Garcia’s arrest.

Family told KRQE News 13 Shaunna will be an organ donor. They’re hoping she saves many lives.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up for the family.

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