2nd Degree Murder Arrest

NEWS RELEASE 23-034 - JULY 11, 2023
Wadeck, Courtney Leigh

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) arrested 44-year-old Courtney Leigh Wadeck of Sarasota in connection with a shooting incident on July 9.

Just before midnight Sunday, deputies were called to a home near Beneva and Clark Roads for a reported shooting. Deputies arrived and found an unresponsive female on the living room floor with a gunshot wound to her chest. Life-saving efforts were attempted, but the victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Sarasota County Fire Department medics at 12:27 a.m.

The suspect was immediately identified as Courtney Leigh Wadeck. According to witnesses, the victim and defendant had a disagreement about living conditions and engaged in a physical altercation. Two witnesses tried to intervene with no success. Within moments, the witnesses heard a gunshot from the living room and immediately observed the victim falling to the floor.

Wadeck, DOB 11/27/78, has been charged with one felony count of Murder Without Premeditation (2nd Degree). She is in custody without bond at the Sarasota County Correctional Facility.