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

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Source: Polk County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

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

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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