Fatal Outcome Tampa Woman Murders Partner, Ends Own Life in Alabama, Says Hcso

Fatal Outcome: Tampa Woman Murders Partner, Ends Own Life in Alabama, Says Hcso

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, a man died after his girlfriend shot and murdered him in Tampa early Wednesday morning before fleeing to Alabama and committing suicide.

Deputies were called to a home in the 9200 block of Shellgrove Court shortly before 7 a.m. by a “concerned family member.” When deputies entered the home, they discovered Kelby Avila, 50, dead from a gunshot wound.

HCSO discovered that Avila’s girlfriend, Maira Pacheco Nuñez, 58, shot him and fled the scene. Pacheco Nuñez was eventually arrested for second-degree murder with a firearm.

According to HCSO, within an hour of the arrest warrant being issued, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama stopped the 58-year-old’s vehicle.

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Pacheco Nuñez fatally shot herself, according to authorities.

“This is a horrible, heartbreaking circumstance. “Our hearts ache for the family of this man whose life was tragically cut short,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement. “Violence is not an option. Anyone experiencing or suspecting domestic violence should know that aid is available and they are not alone.

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Nexstar affiliate WKRG was on the scene when Pacheco Nuñez was stopped on Interstate 10. The footage shows a large police presence surrounding the woman’s vehicle. The highway was closed for several hours.

HCSO has not stated what they believe led to the shooting.

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