Woman accused of shooting boyfriend during argument in Surprise

Lorraine Duarte-Nila (MCSO)

A woman is accused of shooting and killing her boyfriend during an argument in Surprise, according to records.

Lorraine Duarte-Nila, 37, was booked into jail Friday on one count of second-degree murder.

According to court documents, Surprise police responded to a shooting Friday morning at a trailer in an area northwest of Grand Avenue and Loop 303.

The Surprise Fire-Medical Department also responded and pronounced George Molina Urena, 39, dead at the scene.

Records state Ms. Duarte-Nila was hyperventilating at the scene and was taken to a Sun City West hospital for treatment.

Ms. Duarte-Nila later told police she had been arguing with Mr. Urena over him making their bed smell and sitting in her seat at a table.

Mr. Urena reportedly grabbed Ms. Duarte-Nila’s necklace and told her to move or he would break it. She then went over to collect some items when she felt a handgun in some clothes, court documents state.

Ms. Duarte-Nila said she took the gun and pointed it at her boyfriend to scare him because she was tired of being bullied, according to court documents.

Mr. Urena told Ms. Duarte-Nila to be careful or the gun might go off. As they continued to argue, Ms. Duarte-Nila said she had her finger on the trigger. Her boyfriend tried to warn her again but Ms. Duarte-Nila said the gun went off before he could finish his statement.

Ms. Duarte-Nila was arrested upon release from the hospital and was jailed in lieu of a $500,000 bond. She is due in court Aug. 23 and 27.

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