Florida woman allegedly shot boyfriend dead after getting into late-night fight outside a bar: Police

Source: Polk County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Nov. 9 2021, Published 9:10 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

A Florida woman is accused of shooting her boyfriend multiple times after the two got into a fight during a night out.

On Nov. 7 around 1:10 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department said, the couple was leaving the Hookah Palace when "they began to engage in a physical confrontation" and allegedly exchanged "several" blows.

Article continues below advertisement

Police said Sharainnia Gornail, 30, "was then observed walking away from the victim and into a nearby vehicle to retrieve a firearm."

She allegedly approached the 31-year-old victim again, "at which point he shot him several times," police said.

He was pronounced dead at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center.

According to police, a friend allegedly drove Gornail from the scene of the shooting to the emergency room of a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries she sustained during the altercation.

Article continues below advertisement

"While receiving treatment, she admitted to being involved in a shooting," police said.

Both Gornail and the witness were transported to the police station to meet with detectives.

Article continues below advertisement

Gornail allegedly later admitted to the shooting, claiming self-defense.

Witnesses statements, however, “show that Gornail acted after there was no longer an active threat to her safety,” according to officials.

Gornail was arrested on a second-degree murder charge.


Become a Front Page Detective

Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.

More Stories

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Empire Media Group, Inc. Front Page Detectives is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.