Sunday, November 4, 2012

Police: Dad shot mom, father-in-law in front of 4-year-old son (Coral Springs, Florida)

Dad is identified as THOMAS MAFFEI.

Police say man shot estranged wife, father-in-law

Published 1:14 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man shot his estranged wife and father-in-law in Coral Springs.

Thomas Maffei faces charges that include attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse. Jail records show he's being held in the Broward County Jail on $11,000 bond. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

Coral Springs police say the 45-year-old fired shots through the front door of his wife's apartment on Friday night. He then held her and her father captive, firing at them both.

The Sun Sentinel reports ( ) the shooting happened in front of the couple's 4-year-old boy. He was not harmed. The woman and her father were taken to the hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds.

Police say the couple was going through a divorce.