Arrests Made In Connection To Fatal Shooting Monday
By Casey Westfall
A suspect involved in the fatal shooting that occurred early Monday morning has been arrested by Boca Raton police.
Dylan Cirillo, 24, and Matthew Bauer were involved in an argument with David Bartolino, 44, around 4 a.m. The incident happened in front of Bartolino’s driveway, near NE 28th Street and NE 2nd Avenue.
Bartolino eventually retreated to his home, where he met up with Thang Nguyen, 62, who had a gun on him. Both men returned to the driveway, and according to Cirillo’s account, Nguyen aimed his gun at him and Bauer, telling both men to get on the ground.
Cirillo, who had a Glock 42 handgun concealed in the waistband of his pants, drew the weapon and shot both Bartolino and Nguyen.
Bartolino suffered a wound to the arm, while Nguyen’s injuries were more severe, and upon arriving at Delray Beach Medical Center, he passed away.
After Cirillo shot him, Bartolino grabbed Nguyen’s gun, and fired multiple shots in the air, hoping to grab the attention of neighbors.
Following the incident, Cirillo and Bauer fled the area, but later contacted police at the Pollo Tropical on Federal Highway, where they were taken into custody and questioned.
Bauer faces no charges, while Cirillo, who does not have a concealed carry license, is being charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a license.
Since police believe Cirillo’s actions were in self-defense, he is not being charged with murder.
Bartolino, being a convicted felon who has been arrested seven times on felony charges since 2002, is being charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
During their court appearances on Tuesday, Cirillo was released on a $3,000 bond, while Bartolino was ordered to be held on a $100,000 bond.
Boca Raton police are still conducting their investigation, and advise anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Detective Scott Hanley at (561) 338-1344, or to call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.