Claudia Resendiz-Florez, a mother of three, shot a man Thursday in Rolling Meadows, Illinois after he refused to kiss her. Resendiz-Florez and the man were apparently involved in a three-way love triangle which included the man’s girlfriend. The woman has since been arrested following the shooting.
According to police, the three people were drinking together Thursday night when Claudia Resendiz-Florez asked for a kiss from James P. Jones, 29. The man refused and instead decided to kiss his girlfriend.
Resendiz-Florez then asked the girlfriend for a kiss, but the woman also refused. When Jones refused a second time, the Illinois woman became angry and grabbed for Jones’ gun, which was kept in the seat of the couch.
Jones tried to reason with the woman when he saw that the gun’s safety was off, but she shot him in the chest. He died at the scene. The girlfriend called 911 and police were called to the scene.
They arrived at the Preserve Woodfield apartments, where the three adults allegedly lived together, and found Claudia Resendiz-Florez and the gun in the living room. The mother of three confessed to the crime and she has been charged with first-degree murder.
Assistant Public Defender Courtney Smallwood, said in court that the Illinois woman never lived with Jones and his girlfriend. She told the court, that Claudia Resendiz-Florez actually lived with her family in Des Plaines, Ill.
According to court documents, the Illinois woman is separated from her husband and is currently the sole caretaker for her three children.
She is scheduled to appear back in court on Tuesday.
This is not the only news story about a love triangle gone wrong. Just two days ago in New York City, a Brooklyn cop was charged with murder and attempted murder after she shot her ex-girlfriend and her new lover.
According to reports, NYPD officer Yvonne Wu was off-duty when she decided to shoot her ex-girlfriend, Jenny Li, and the woman’s new love interest, Jamie Liang. Apparently, the officer had gone into a jealous rage and was waiting at Li’s Brooklyn home for the two women to arrive.
People close to Wu said that she had been in a two-year relationship with Li before it suddenly ended three weeks ago. They believe that the police officer snapped after learning of her ex-girlfriend’s new relationship because she still had hope that they would get back together.
Jenny Li was shot in the chest and found lying in the bedroom, while Liang suffered a gun shot wound to the torso and was found by officers in the living room. Both young women were taken to the hospital, Jamie Liang died at the hospital, but Li is expected to recover from her injuries.
Fellow NYPD officers responded to the scene around 5 p.m. Wednesday and found Yvonne Wu outside the apartment. She told officers that she had shot someone. Neighbors who were watching as Wu talked to police, said that she remained calm and appeared deadpan.
The officer was taken to NYU Langone hospital in Brooklyn to undergo an evaluation.
Fellow officers said that Wu’s actions were completely out of character and not inline with her most recent evaluation from the NYPD. Wu, who has been a part of the force for five years, has always received above and beyond reviews from her senior bosses.
Police are unsure if the weapon used in the love-triangle shooting was Wu’s police issued weapon.