Police released surveillance images of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy Michael DeMarco shooting his ex-girlfriend Yuly Solano before committing suicide.
(Boynton Beach Police Department)
The shocking surveillance footage released Friday showed that a Florida sheriff approached his ex-girlfriend and shot him before lighting the gun.
Boynton Beach police released the video showing Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy Michael DeMarco approaching his ex-girlfriend Yuly Solano with a gun on October 12, the Palm Beach Post reported.
The images showed Solano walking his dog through the Inlet Harbor Club condominium complex while DeMarco exits his unmarked police vehicle and approaches her. The two walk side by side before leaving the view. A moment later, Solano is seen backing up, putting his hands on his face while DeMarco pointed a gun at her before it was over.
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"You treat me worse than a dog," DeMarco reportedly told Solano before shooting him in the arm and twice in the chest. The sheriff's officer shot himself in the head and committed suicide.
The Palm Beach Post edited the video, but police told the media that the unedited video showed the entire incident, the New York Post reported.
Solano told officers on November 8, while hospitalized, she separated from DeMarco after seven months of leaving a few weeks before the incident "because she was being racist and very possessive of her."
The victim told officials that he was planning to file a complaint about DeMarco to the condo board but did not have time to do so before the shooting.
DeMarco told Deputy Sheriff Chuck Morris that he was going through the division with Solano and a legal battle over the bedroom furniture, the reported Palm Beach Post. He filed the lawsuit in the small claims court against Solano.
DeMarco said he bought the furniture and considered it joint ownership but Solano believed that the equipment in the house was a gift.
However, Solano said DeMarco wanted the furniture because "he did not want another man sleeping on the mattress he had bought for them."
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The maintenance man of the condominium, Robert Rozzero, told police The victim told him that DeMarco "had been constantly harbading her by calling her cell phone and sending emails first thing in the morning" . The phone calls went to the point that he had to block his phone. "
Rozzero said Solano told him he might need a restraining order against DeMarco, Riley Cooney, the owner badociation's officer, told police that Solano told him that the sheriff's agent "was crazy."
Solano's attorneys said they threatened to sue the sheriff's office and the condominium badociation for negligence.A GoFundMe account was created by Solano's daughter to help raise money for his mother's medical costs.