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Riviera Beach woman arrested in deadly suburban West Palm Beach shooting

Posted at 3:39 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 17:15:36-04

A 25-year-old Riviera Beach woman faces first-degree murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon in suburban West Palm Beach.         

The shooting occurred at 2:51 p.m. in the 1000 block of Victoria Dr. 

When fire rescue arrived, they found a man shot in the torso, later identified as 25-year-old Albren Banks, of West Palm Beach. 

Crews transported Banks by helicopter to St. Mary's Medical Center for treatment.  However, PBSO said Banks died Wednesday evening.

The suspect, Barbara James-Tolbert, was located and arrested in connection with the deadly shooting. 

According to a police affidavit, James-Tolbert had said "she was tired of being beat" by her boyfriend.

A judge denied her bond at a court hearing Thursday morning.