Coworker Argument Leads to Gunfire at Miami Gardens Office Building: Police

Police investigating shooting in Miami Gardens, no injuries reported

By Hank Tester and Brian Hamacher
|  Thursday, Dec 6, 2012  |  Updated 10:48 PM EDT
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A woman opened fire on her supervisor at 1111 Center Park Blvd. Thursday morning, Miami Gardens Police said. Police spokesman Capt. Ralph Suarez, coworker Lance Geddes and security guard Eddie Hernandez spoke about the incident.

A woman opened fire on her supervisor at 1111 Center Park Blvd. Thursday morning, Miami Gardens Police said. Police spokesman Capt. Ralph Suarez, coworker Lance Geddes and security guard Eddie Hernandez spoke about the incident.

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Officers responded to a Miami Gardens office building Thursday morning after a woman opened fire on her supervisor, police said.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. at 1111 Center Park Blvd., Miami Gardens Police spokesman Capt. Ralph Suarez said.

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According to Suarez, the woman was waiting for her supervisor to arrive at the building when she ambushed her.

"An employee was waiting for the supervisor to arrive, when the supervisor arrived at the office, the employee stepped outside and shot several times at the supervisor," Suarez said.

The supervisor's pant leg was grazed by one of the bullets, Suarez said, but luckily no one was injured.

"She was barely grazed and thank God she was not injured," Suarez said. "She is a very lucky lady, it was several times she was fired upon."

Police said the suspect, 58-year-old Guadalupe Hernandez, was arrested on a charge of attempted murder. She was being held on $10,000 bond Thursday night, online jail records said. It was not immediately known whether Hernandez has an attorney.

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Eddie Hernandez, a security guard at the building, said the supervisor ran into the lobby to get away from her coworker, who he identified as Lupe.

"She was hysterical saying 'Lupe has a gun and she's trying to shoot me,'" he said.

He said the armed woman ran into the lobby and was trying to reload the gun when a man intervened.

"She was trying to reload, that's when another gentleman grabbed the handle of the gun and was able to strip the gun from her hands," Eddie Hernandez said.

Several officers responded to the scene and the suspect was taken into custody, Suarez said.

Coworkers said the two women were longtime employees of a medical services business.

Hernandez said he was shocked by the shooting.

"I have know this lady for three years, she's a very sweet person," he said. "To tell you the truth, it comes as a total surprise."

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