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Woman flees to Alabama after killing boyfriend in Tampa, then turns gun on herself: HCSO

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Man shot and killed by girlfriend in Tampa, she later turns gun on herself in Alabama

A tragic incident unfolded in Tampa early Wednesday morning, resulting in the death of a man at the hands of his girlfriend before she turned the gun on herself in Alabama. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a concerned family member at a residence on Shellgrove Court, where they discovered 50-year-old Kelbys Avila deceased from a gunshot wound.

Authorities identified the suspect as 58-year-old Maira Pacheco Nuñez, who fled the scene after shooting Avila. An arrest warrant was swiftly issued for second-degree murder with a firearm. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama located Pacheco Nuñez’s vehicle and initiated a stop, leading to a tragic turn of events as she took her own life.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister expressed condolences for the victim’s family and emphasized the importance of seeking help in cases of domestic violence. The motive behind the shooting remains unknown as the investigation continues.

The incident caused a significant disruption on Interstate 10, with heavy police presence and road closures for several hours. As the story unfolds, stay updated with News Channel 8 for the latest developments on this heartbreaking tragedy.

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