Florida woman shoots, kills man after breakup, police say
Katherine Jean Tonner arrested in Gainesville on murder charge
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 24-year-old Florida woman fatally shot her former boyfriend a week after breaking up with him, police said.
A roommate of Katherine Jean Tonner on Monday found the body of 26-year-old Jose Ricardo Ortiz III in their apartment. A police report said Ortiz had been living in Tonner's apartment.
The Gainesville Sun reports that Tonner's roommate told police that he was in a third-floor bedroom when he heard three loud bangs on the second floor. Five minutes later, he heard a fire alarm. He went downstairs, smelled something burning and saw Tonner's car driving away, then saw Ortiz face down near the bed.
He called 911.
Tonner called dispatchers a short time later from her parents' house and said she had shot someone.
She's charged with murder. Records don't list a lawyer.
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