Woman arrested after pulling gun during fight sparked by Snapchat, cops say

Suspect was accused of having relationship with victim's boyfriend

Photo Courtesy of Winter Park PD
Photo Courtesy of Winter Park PD

WINTER PARK, Fla. – A Winter Park woman is facing charges after police say she attempted to kill another woman during a fight early Monday morning that started over a Snapchat video.

Lateshia Ford, 24, is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, carrying concealed weapon and attempted homicide. 

The victim claims that Ford tried to kill her after the two had been arguing by a dumpster outside of their apartment complexes, according to the police report. Ford told police she was walking her dog and taking out the trash at the dumpster near their apartments when an argument began.

According to the report, the victim had apparently seen a girl in her boyfriend’s Snapchat and accused Ford of having an inappropriate relationship with her boyfriend, which Ford denied.

The victim said that Ford then threatened to kill her and pulled a gun from her jacket pocket. She also said that Ford pulled the trigger, but it only made a “click” sound, according to the report.

The victim then called the police, who made contact with her and two witnesses.

Ford is also requesting a restraining order against the victim, as she told police the victim is harassing her every time she goes outside to walk her dogs.

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