Man Arrested After Shooting Ex-Girlfriend in the Face at Denny's

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

An argument between an estranged couple at a North Miami Denny's escalated, leading to an Attempted Murder charge.

According to North Miami Police, on Monday, August 5 at around 12:30 a.m., Brooke Tuchinsky and her ex-boyfriend, Sean Barnes, were "engaged in a verbal argument at the Denny's restaurant on NE 121 Street and Biscayne Boulevard. When the victim went to the bathroom, the subject followed and shot the victim."

North Miami Police Public Information Officer Major Neal Cuevas confirmed Tuchinsky was shot in the face, and that Barnes fled the scene.

An extensive investigation and search was conducted, and Barnes was located and arrested on charges of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery, and Shooting a Deadly Weapon.

According to CBS Miami, Tuchinsky was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she is listed in stable condition.

Barnes is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center .

Follow Laine Doss on Twitter @LaineDoss and Facebook.

Follow Short Order on Facebook , on Twitter @Short_Order, and Instagram @ShortOrder.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.