“Sarasota Woman Arrested For 2nd Degree Murder”

By | July 12, 2023



Courtney Leigh Wadeck, a 44-year-old woman from Sarasota, Florida, has been arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on July 9. Deputies responded to a call regarding a shooting at a residence near Beneva and Clark Roads just before midnight. Upon arrival, they discovered an unresponsive female with a gunshot wound to her chest. Despite life-saving efforts, the victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to witnesses, Wadeck and the victim had a disagreement about living conditions and became involved in a physical altercation. Two witnesses attempted to intervene but were unsuccessful. Shortly after, they heard a gunshot and saw the victim fall to the floor. Wadeck was immediately identified as the suspect in the shooting.

Wadeck has been charged with second-degree murder without premeditation and is currently in custody at the Sarasota County Correctional Facility. She is being held without bond.

The incident highlights the tragic consequences of unresolved conflicts and the importance of finding peaceful resolutions. The SCSO’s swift response and arrest of the suspect demonstrate their commitment to ensuring justice for the victim and her family.

As the investigation continues, the community is reminded of the importance of reporting any suspicious or potentially dangerous situations to local law enforcement. By working together, residents can help maintain the safety and security of their neighborhoods.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and local authorities are dedicated to protecting and serving the community. They rely on the cooperation and support of residents to maintain a safe environment for all..