Triple Shooting – Killed – Monroe Z. Finley (West Palm Beach, FL)

Monroe Z. Finley

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —A man was fatally shot and two women were injured after gunfire erupted inside a car early Monday morning in West Palm Beach.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said it happened near Military Trail and Orlando Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. Monday.

Investigators said a man and a woman got into an argument, pulled out guns and started shooting.

The man, who has not been identified, was found dead in the car. The woman was shot in the jaw and taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Another woman inside the car was also shot and was being treated at a local hospital.

A woman found guilty of killing her former lover was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

Kizzie Shanika Styles, 36, a mother of five from Rivera Beach, will serve life in prison for murdering Monroe Z. Finley, 38 of West Palm Beach. Finley left behind two children.

In August, a jury found Styles guilty of first-degree murder in the Dec. 23, 2013, shooting of Finley. She was acquitted of an attempted murder count in the shooting of Finley’s girlfriend, Anntwenette Jones, 32.

According to Styles’ attorneys, she acted in self-defense when she fired the shots and inaccuracies by the prosecution warranted a new trial.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Barry Cohen denied any new trial motions Monday morning and sentenced Styles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Attorneys involved in the case suspect that alcohol, anger and jealousy pushed Styles to use a Glock pistol to fatally shoot Finley and injure Jones last year.

“We believe she was angry at him that evening because he had another girlfriend,” Assistant State Attorney Jill Richstone told the Sun Sentinel on Monday.

Two days before Christmas last year, Styles, Finley and Jones were in the parking lot at the former Coco Plum Plaza in the 2800 block of North Military Trail near West Palm Beach when shots were fired.


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