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'I am going to finish this!' Mayor's sister shoots at her ex-husband's head, cops say

Lisa Lorraine Gilbert was arrested by the Miramar Police Department and charged with attempted premeditated murder after a dispute with her husband on May 26, 2018.
Lisa Lorraine Gilbert was arrested by the Miramar Police Department and charged with attempted premeditated murder after a dispute with her husband on May 26, 2018. North Broward Bureau Jail

Lisa Lorraine Gilbert, the sister of Miami Gardens' Mayor Oliver Gilbert, remains in a Broward County jail almost a week after deputies accused her of trying to kill her ex-husband.

According to a Broward County Sheriff's Office report, Gilbert, 47, allegedly kicked open the door to her ex-husband's unit at Miramar's New Park Towers Apartments on Saturday, and pointed her gun at his head while shouting, "I am going to kill you! I am going to finish this!," and shot at him. A bullet grazed his right ear, leaving a "small laceration," according to the report.

Her ex-husband was able to knock the gun from her hand and hold her arms, police said. He was screaming for help in the hallway of the apartment complex when officers arrived.

Gilbert told police she pulled her weapon because he had threatened her and tried to choke her. She told police she had been threatened by her ex repeatedly and had made numerous reports and that no one had helped her.

But according to the affidavit, the couple's daughter backed up her dad's story. She told them she had seen her mother put her gun in her purse before she drove her to her father's apartment. Gilbert, she told police, accompanied her upstairs to his door — which was outside their usual routine.

As her father was closing the door, she told police that Gilbert kicked open the door, pointed the gun at her ex-husband's head and pulled the trigger, the report says.

The couple's daughter also said she was with her mother when Gilbert bought the gun and took it to a range that day.

Mayor Gilbert released a statement to CBS4 on Thursday:

"Right now my family is focused on my sister, my brother-in-law, and my niece. This is a very difficult situation, which we will attend to as a family. We will have no further comment beyond this; we would ask that you keep us all in prayer."

Lisa Gilbert has been charged with attempted premeditated murder, and criminal contempt and solicitation. She is being held without bond.

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