Woman arrested on attempted murder charge in Altamonte Springs shooting

Man shot twice; Diana Inez Mendez taken into custody

Diana Inez Mendez. (Seminole County Jail)

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – A 31-year-old woman was arrested on attempted murder charges in the shooting of a man in Altamonte Springs.

Diana Inez Mendez was arrested hours after the shooting, which happened around 10 p.m. Monday on Essex Avenue.

[TRENDING: Become a News 6 Insider (it’s free!)]

Altamonte Springs police said a 28-year-old man was shot and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, Mendez, an acquaintance of the victim, had a disagreement with him and fired several rounds, striking the man twice.

Mendez was located hours later in Orange County, where she was taken into custody without incident.

No other details have been released.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call ASPD at 407-339-2441.


About the Author:

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on ClickOrlando.com, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.