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‘You Don’t Want Me To Go In My Purse’: Woman Allegedly Shoots Victim In Packed Uber After Fight, Miami Cops Say

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Source: Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Center; UNSPLASH

Jul. 27 2022, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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A Florida woman is accused of killing a new acquaintance after the pair got into a dispute while taking an Uber ride together, authorities said.

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Police in Miami booked Natalia Harrell, 24, into jail without bond on July 26 after she allegedly fatally shot 28-year-old Gladys Yvette Borcela, WPLG reported.

Around 2:15 a.m. on July 23, the two women hailed an Uber ride with five other people — a third female and four males. Harrell and Borcela sat near each other in the Cadillac Escalade and began to call each other names and bicker, and the dispute escalated into a physical confrontation, surveillance video inside the vehicle shows, according to a police report obtained by the station.

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The report stated a witness said Harrell moved to the front of the escalade and repeatedly shouted: “You don’t want this; you don’t want me to go in my purse.”


Harrell then allegedly pulled out a small caliber firearm and shot once at Borcela, fatally striking her in the torso, according to the report.

The suspect and the five other passengers exited the Escalade and fled on foot.

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Earlier in the evening, the suspect and her female friend were out at a bar in South Beach when the men they were with asked the friend if she knew any other women that could join them.

The friend showed the men Borcela on social media, and she invited her out. After Borcela met up with the group, police said in the report that Harrell grew upset Borcela was drinking and dancing, so she texted the friend who invited her and told her to “get her girl under control.”

Harrell faces a charge of second-degree murder with a weapon, according to The Miami Herald.


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