CLEARWATER, Fla. - Clearwater police arrest man in shooting that happened around 1 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of Hillcreek Circle East.
Police charged Alexander Richardson with second-degree murder.
At some point that morning Richardson, the victim's boyfriend, went down to a gas station on McMullen Booth Road to tell someone that he had shot his girlfriend.
When police arrived they found Josephine Austria, 51, suffering from a gun shot wound. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died.
Several people were gathered at the house for a birthday party.
Police are still working to get more information on what lead to Austria's death. Detectives gained a search warrant late Sunday morning to be able to investigate inside the house.