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Florida deputy shot ex-girlfriend with service weapon, was on duty

Deputy was in uniform, driving marked patrol car
Florida deputy shot ex-girlfriend with service weapon, was on duty
Posted at 11:11 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 14:45:32-04

A Florida sheriffs' deputy was on duty when he shot his ex-girlfriend at an apartment complex last Thursday., Boynton Beach Police say.

Investigators also confirmed the Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy, Michael DeMarco, used his service weapon to shoot the woman who had recently broken up with him.

After shooting his ex-girlfriend, police say DeMarco turned the gun on himself.

Police released a 911 call after the shooting on Monday afternoon.

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DeMarco and the female lived in the same building, but in different apartments. Officers were called to the apartment complex at 8:06 a.m. on Thursday.

Investigators say DeMarco approached the woman as she walked her dog into the development when he shot her in the back and then fatally shot himself.

DeMarco and the victim began dating in May 2017 but broke up about three weeks ago.

The woman shot was taken to Delray Trauma Center and is in critical but stable condition. Police have not yet released the woman's name.