Earlier this week, Gainesville police did not have a response to what motivated a 24-year-old Floridian female named Katherine Jean Tonner to mortally wound the woman’s partner, a Mr. Ricardo Ortiz III on Monday.
Tonner is being held in the local county jail on charges of homicide for the murder of her boyfriend.
A basis for the killing in her Ridge apartment complex is unknown.
“It still under investigation…There’s nothing new and I don’t expect anything anytime soon with it,” stated Officer Ben Tobias of the Gainesville Police Department.
The female murder suspect notified 911 a little past midnight that she was evidently shared that she was at her mother and father’s property. Tonner also told the operator that she had been suicidal and opened fire on a male who was persistently accosting her for money. The suspect supposedly notified the law enforcement that he was deceased.
The victim’s corpse was discovered by one of the people Tonner lived with. A report by police stated that the allegedly murdered man ended up staying in the property even though the couple was broken up.
Tonner’s friend told authorities he had been on the third-floor as he listened to “three loud bangs” on the floor below. The police report mentioned that a few minutes after hearing the gunshots, this friend recognized the building’s fire alarm going off and went to check it out.
He wasn’t able to see any people in the suspect’s bedroom, but noticed a scent of gunsmoke and witnessed the woman’s vehicle taking off. Then he looked once more and saw the victim, Ortiz, with his face on the ground close to Tonner’s mattress.
Police explained, this living mate had phoned 911 and stated to officials he observed no fighting before the shooting.
The police department of Gainesville stated that they have not unveiled the recording of what Tonner said on the phone. The statement expresses that the dispatcher recommended the perpetrator to stand down and lay the firearm in the cabinet.
The statement also mentioned that the woman made a variety of impulsive remarks, such as “I shot him in the head” and “I never meant to hurt anyone”.