Woman arrested for murder after Monday shooting

She called 911 saying she shot her ex in their apartment


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – An investigation into the shooting death of 26-year-old Jose Ortiz III continues, but a Gainesville woman was arrested in connection with the shooting, Tuesday morning.

Katherine Tonner, 24, was arrested late Monday night after she called 911 to report that she has shot a man inside a Gainesville apartment complex, authorities said. 

The caller told dispatchers about 12:30 p.m. that she was at The Ridge apartments on Southwest 24th Avenue, according to the Gainesville Police Department. 

Officers responded to the call and found Ortiz dead in the apartment with apparent gunshot wounds to the head.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Ortiz and Tonner recently ended a relationship, and Ortiz was still residing at Tonner’s apartment at The Ridge. The investigation continues into their exact relationship and any possible motive for the shooting.

The handgun likely used in the incident has been recovered, and Tonner is currently in the Alachua County Jail with no bond.