Mother of Three Allegedly Shot and Killed by a Woman in An Uber After a Heated Argument

July 28, 2022

By: Matthew Burkhead

 A mother of three children was allegedly shot and killed by a woman in the backseat of an Uber after the two got into a heated argument.

According to the police, 28-year-old Gladys Yvette Borcela was shot in a packed uber of six people when one pulled a gun from her purse, fatally shooting her.

Authorities said Borcela and Harrell were in the SUV with five other passengers when the two got into an argument that quickly escalated out of control in Miami on Saturday.

According to the station's arrest warrant, surveillance footage from inside the Uber showed the two women getting into an argument that turned deadly. From the footage, Harrell allegedly reached into her purse, pulled out a gun, and fired a single shot at Borcela.

The Uber driver stopped the vehicle after the shooting, and all six passengers—including Harrel—fled the scene.

Borcela was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A witness allegedly told police that Harrell was upset that Borcela was drinking and dancing at a venue earlier in the night, prompting Harrell to text the witness to “get her under control.”

The witness said Harrell moved to the front of the SUV, faced the other passengers, and allegedly shouted, "You don't want this; you don't want me to go in my purse," the station reports, citing the warrant.

A GoFundMe campaign organized by the victim's mother described Borcela as a mom of three who will be remembered as the "life of the party." 

"She always held her hand out for anyone that needed her, even when she had battles of her own," the fundraiser's description reads. "She put her 3 beautiful children first and now they have to grow up and only hear of memories of their beautiful mother. I don't even know how to tell my grand baby's someone took their mother away from us."

According to jail records, Harrell is being held without bond and was charged with second-degree murder.