Gladys Yvette Borcela, 28, was fatally murdered in a crowded Uber, according to police. One of the six other passengers allegedly reached into her handbag, pulled out a handgun, and shot her.
Authorities say a Florida mother was fatally shot by another passenger in the backseat of an Uber following a heated altercation.
Saturday in Miami, according to an arrest warrant acquired by WPLG-TV, 28-year-old Gladys Yvette Borcela was gunned down by 24-year-old Natalia Harrell.
Harrell allegedly drew a handgun from her purse and murdered Borcela when they were riding in a crowded Uber with five other occupants.
According to the arrest order acquired by the police station, video surveillance from within Uber revealed that two women engaged in an intensifying argument. Harrell then reportedly reached into her purse, pulled a handgun, and fired a shot at Borcela.
Immediately following the shooting, the Uber driver reportedly stopped the vehicle, and six occupants, including Harrell, left the scene. Borcela apparently did not leave the automobile.
At the hospital, she was declared dead.
WPLG-TV reported that a witness told officers Harrell was concerned because Borcela was drinking and dancing earlier in the night, causing her to text the witness to “get her girl under control.”
When the club closed, a group comprising Borcela and Harrell requested an Uber. According to the source, the two women started to quarrel while sitting in the same row.
The witness reported that Harrell proceeded to the front of the SUV, confronted the other passengers, and yelled, “You don’t want this; you don’t want me to go into my purse,” according to the warrant.
Afterwards, Harrell allegedly reached into her handbag and fired a single shot at Borcela, resulting in her death.
A GoFundMe page created by the mom of the victim characterized Borcela as a mom of 3 who will be remembered as the “life of the party.”
According to jail records, Harrell is charged with second-degree murder. Currently, she is being held without bond.