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Woman arrested in connection with fatal shooting of 28-year-old boyfriend in Hialeah

Karina Vanessa Corbalan, 23, faces second-degree murder charge

Karina Vanessa Corbalan, 23, is accused of fatally shooting a man in Hialeah.
Karina Vanessa Corbalan, 23, is accused of fatally shooting a man in Hialeah. (Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation/WPLG)

HIALEAH, Fla. – A woman was arrested early Tuesday morning, a day after she shot her boyfriend in the chest in Hialeah, killing him, authorities confirmed.

The shooting was reported Monday morning in the area of West 58th Street and 21st Avenue.

Sky 10 was above the scene as a black car with a busted windshield was spotted in the area.

According to her arrest report, officers arrived at the scene to find Karina Vanessa Corbalan, 23, kneeling over her boyfriend’s body.

Police said she told officers that she had shot her boyfriend, Alejandro Sanchez, 28. Authorities said he had been shot multiple times, including in the chest.

Sanchez was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he died.

Corbalan was taken to the Hialeah Police Department to be interviewed and told a detective that she shot her boyfriend about five times over an argument they had earlier that morning regarding their relationship, her arrest report stated.

She was arrested early Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge and is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center without bond.

Further details about the couple’s argument were not mentioned in the arrest report.

Tuesday night, Sanchez’s family hit candles in his memory, a simple gesture to remember the man they called Coco.

“My son, my Coco, is gone, and I’ll never seen him again,” said Amy Sanchez, Alejandro’s mother.

Dozens of friends and family showed up for an emotional night of remembrance at the very same spot he was killed a day before.

"She shot by the back like 15 times, three of them hit him, and I want her to pay for that," Sanchez said. “I want to be involved in everything because I want to see her pay for what she did to my family.”

Local 10 has learned that Corbalan and the victim were no longer dating.

“I think she’s a sick person,” said Sanchez. “And she needs to pay for that.”


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