Update- September 8, 2022: The female subject who later passed due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound has been identified as Laura K. Sergeant (02/15/1963).
Punta Gorda, FL – September 7, 2022
Punta Gorda woman shoots man multiple times before committing suicide.
A 59-year-old female made a 9-1-1 call advising she had just shot a man in the residence multiple times and she was planning to shoot herself. Shortly after, a shot was heard over the line.
Once on scene, the male victim was confirmed deceased with the female alive and suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The female was transported to a local hospital where she later passed.
The couple resided in the home located on Swaying Palm Drive with the only interaction with CCSO being a verbal dispute back in January.
The victim will not be identified due to Marsy’s Law. The identity of suspect will be released once next of kin is notified.