SURFSIDE, Florida – A woman who once ran for commissioner in the city of Surfside now faces a capital murder charge.

Documents obtained by Local 10 News show that an arrest warrant has been issued for Shannon Gallagher, 52, for a murder that occurred in March of last year.

Gallagher was smiling for his mugshot while wearing a neck brace. Her lawyer said during a court hearing that she was injured while being transported to jail.

The well-known Surfside resident was charged with first-degree premeditated manslaughter with a firearm.

Gallagher is known as an outspoken critic of developers and ran for the Surfside City Commission last year but lost.

The California-licensed attorney-turned-politician and murder suspect was not seen at her first court appearance over the weekend, but spoke up and said she had been in an accident and requested medical attention.

The documents show that his arrest warrant was issued on December 14 following a grand jury indictment, but details of the case remain under seal.

Gallagher’s attorney declined to discuss the case, saying the indictment remains sealed for now.

Those documents could be opened as soon as Tuesday.

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