Wearing his uniform and sitting in his Palm Beach Sheriff’s-issued car, a deputy waited for his ex-girlfriend. When he found her walking her dog, he stepped out of his car and shot her before shooting and killing himself.


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The shooter, Michael DeMarco, 55, had been with the sheriff’s office since 1995, according to Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera. His relationship with the woman, a bank worker, began in May and ended three weeks before the shooting. The woman shot was taken to Delray Trauma Center and in critical but stable condition.


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