AUBURNDALE, Fla. (WFLA) — Police are investigating a shooting incident that unfolded near a residential neighborhood in Auburndale Tuesday morning.
Auburndale police said the shooting took place just after 8:40 a.m. near the intersection of Century Boulevard and Lake Ariana Boulevard.
“Auburndale police detectives are charging 21-year-old Kyle Herrington with second-degree murder,” Chief Terry Storie said.
Chief Storie said it all started with a disagreement over drugs.
“They were arguing over marijuana,” he said. “It was an argument over whether he’d give her any for free.”
As for the victim’s family, they’re now grieving the loss of one of their own. They described Crossley as fun and loving.
“How outspoken she was,” James Blake, one of Crossley’s family members said when asked what he will miss most about her. “When she came, she was the life of the party.”
“She’d make everyone laugh,” he continued. “She’d try to take people’s minds off things and make every situation better.”
Now they’re left with questions, shocked anyone would want to kill the woman they know to be non-confrontational.
“She was a loveable person,” Crossley’s aunt, Shirley Roberts Crossley, said. “She loved her nephews, nieces and cousins.”
“We would’ve never thought anything like this in a million years,” she continued. “Never, that this would happen to Porchia.
The question still remains, where did that gun come from, and could it have been stolen?
Police said they’re working on getting those answers.
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