BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - “You treat me worse than a dog.”
That is what witnesses say Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy Michael Demarco told his ex-girlfriend during a confrontation caught on surveillance video at the Boynton Beach Apartment Complex where they both lived.
In newly released documents, the victim made it clear to people who lived and worked at her neighborhood that “she was scared of Demarco.”
Demarco and the victim dated for five months, but she broke up with him shortly after Hurricane Irma because “he was being racist and very possessive of her,” according to newly released case documents.
Doctors say the victim was shot three times in the chest and arm. Police interviews indicate she may not recover full use of her right hand.
Boynton Beach Police, the agency investigating the shooting, have officially closed the case because the killer is dead.
Sister station WPTV previously reported the victim has filed a lawsuit against Inlet Harbor Club — the condominium complex in which she lived — accusing management of doing little to protect her from Demarco, even after she reported he was stalking her.
The name of the victim is not being reported because she is a victim of domestic violence.