- Who was Kyla Arce?
- She was murdered by her boyfriend.
- Her family has set up a GoFundMe.
Several weeks ago, a crime shocked the Latino community in Coral Springs, Florida.
Paul Henry Digiacinto, 32, fatally shot his girlfriend, 32-year-old Kyla Arce… but that wasn’t all.
It turns out that Digiacinto also attempted to kill his own father, whom he shot twice and tried to smother with a pillow.
His father managed to save his own life by pretending to be dead until his son left. A terrible tragedy.
Who was Kyla Arce?
It didn’t take long for Kyla Arce’s friend, Brittany Colley, to start a GoFundMe campaign.
The goal was to assist the young woman’s family with funeral expenses. As of November 19, more than $16,000 has been raised.
Colley describes Kyla as «a beautiful soul» whose life was taken too soon.
«A friend and a sister to many. This is a very hard time for all of us as we seek justice for Kyla…»
What happened on that tragic day?
According to WPLG, just before 6 p.m. on Monday, October 23, Coral Springs police received several calls.
People called 911 to report a shooting inside a private home.
One caller said that the homeowner herself had said that her son shot his girlfriend, Kyla Arce, and her husband.
To make matters worse, Digiacinto was still inside the house. Fortunately, his mother was unharmed.
Kyla Arce was murdered by Paul Digiacinto
After the police arrested Paul Henry Digiacinto, they entered the house without imagining what they would find.
In the living room, they found Kyla Arce, who had been shot multiple times by her boyfriend. She was declared dead at the scene.
Although the couple lived in Pompano Beach, they were staying in Coral Springs, Florida, with Digiacinto’s parents.
Up to that point, no information was shared about what led to this terrible murder.
There was a history of domestic violence
According to WPLG, weeks before this brutal murder, Kyla Arce had been the victim of domestic violence.
Their neighbor in Pompano Beach had called the police because he thought she was in trouble.
He reported that he heard Kyla screaming for help and telling Paul that she wanted to leave.
«Why won’t you let me leave?… You are a drug dealer. Why are you using crystal meth?» Kyla reportedly said.
The police weren’t able to detain Digiacinto
It was reported that the police forced their way into the house and saw the couple leaving the garage in a golf cart.
After detaining them, they determined that Kyla Arce seemed to be in good health and did not have any injuries.
Later on, they separated the couple for questioning. Both claimed they were okay, so there wasn’t much police could do.
At the time, Arce’s friends expressed concern that Digiacinto may have forced her to lie to authorities.. May Kyla Arce rest in peace.