Reynaldo R. Pimienta allegedly shot his estranged girlfriend
in Mauldin, South Carolina. On May 11, 2000, the victim was found
in her car with a gunshot wound to her abdomen. As a result of
her injuries, the victim is paralyzed from the neck down. Pimienta
is believed to have fled the area in a rented vehicle which he
dropped off at a rent-a-car reservation center in Tampa, Florida,
on May 12, 2000.
The United States District Court, District of South Carolina, issued
a federal arrest warrant on May 18, 2000, after Pimienta was charged with
unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for assault and battery with intent
Pimienta is believed to have served in the military in Colombia. He does not have citizenship in the United States.