Armed woman surrenders after standoff in Punta Gorda

(Charlotte County Sherriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 1, 2021 at 6:05 PM EDT
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UPDATED at 8 a.m. with charges filed.

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (WWSB) - A seven-hour standoff between police and a woman with a gun ended peacefully Sunday when the woman was convinced to come out of a home after shooting at her boyfriend, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s office said.

The incident began at about 1:15 p.m., when a 911 dispatchers received a call about a woman allegedly shooting at her boyfriend on Turbak Drive. The boyfriend was not injured and managed to escape the house.

Deputies made contact with the suspect, identified as Layni K. Carver, 43, through a window of the home. Carver refused to come outside, the sheriff’s office said.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s SWAT, aviation and crisis negotiation teams were called to assist. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., Carver surrendered without injury. She was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, the sheriff’s office said.

Layni K. Carver
Layni K. Carver(CCSO)

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