On Friday, police in Boynton Beach, Florida released a partial video of a Florida sheriff shooting his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The disturbing moment that Deputy Michael DeMarco confronted Yuly Solano, who was out walking her dog Coco, was caught on surveillance footage. The incident happened on Oct. 12, three weeks after the couple broke up, according to police documents.
In the clip, Solano can be seen holding her face in fear when her ex approaches her not far from her condominium. According to the documents, DeMarco told Solano as he took out his gun, “You treat me worse than a dog.”
Then, he shot Solano multiple times before shooting himself both in his chest and head, the New York Daily News reports.
Miraculously, Solano survived the ordeal despite being shot in the forearm and twice in the chest. She has undergone multiple surgeries and is currently recovering in a nearby hospital, the Palm Beach Post reports. When detectives interviewed her by her intensive care unit bedside, she told them that she terminated her relationship with DeMarco “because he was being racist and very possessive of her.” DeMarco also allegedly harassed her with incessant messages and calls post-breakup, the reports claim. In addition to that, DeMarco filed a civil lawsuit against her for furniture, because he didn’t want "to have another man sleep on the mattress that he purchased for them. [Solano and another man.]”
DeMarco did not survive.
After being shot, Solano was discovered “screaming in pain and fear,” a police report indicates. She was most worried though about her “baby,” her 18-year-old daughter, Aryana Baluja and she pleaded with police to check on her. A GoFundMe has been set up by Baluja.
[Photo: Boynton Beach Police Department, GoFundMe]
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