Boca Police charge suspect with allegedly shooting wife’s boyfriend
BOCA RATON – Boca Raton Police arrested suspect about 8:40 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2 for allegedly shooting his wife at a home on NW 25th
Way, a police report says.
Public Information Manager Mark Economou said that when officers
arrived, they saw a female wearing a bloodstained t-shirt walking on
the sidewalk. They also saw a male bleeding in the front yard of a
nearby house yelling he had been shot.
As officers were assessing the situation, another male, identified as
Joseph Montique, 34, of Boynton Beach, came out of the front door
of the house at 2880 NW 25 Way. Montique had his hands in the air
and in one hand, he was holding a gun, said police.
Montique complied with officers’ orders to put down the gun and get
on the ground. As officers were putting Montique in handcuffs, he
told them that he had shot the victim, the police report said.
Officers searched the house and discovered several spent shell
casings and a knife lying on the floor near a back bedroom. The
female told officers that she had recently filed for divorce and her
husband, Montique, was having trouble handling it. She also
said, “He shot him.”
The victim was taken to Delray Medical Center where he was treated
for multiple gunshot wounds. Boca Raton detectives interviewed
Montique who told them he suspected his wife was cheating on him,
so he drove by the house and saw her car and another unfamiliar car
in the driveway.
Police said Montique entered the house and discovered his wife and
the victim in a bedroom. Montique initially told detectives the victim
had a knife and later stated that he (Montique) actually planted the
knife, the police report said.
Detectives charged Montique with attempted first degree murder.