An attorney who was shot at his Kendall law office by a client who police say is believed to have also killed his wife and adult son was back in surgery Thursday but is expected to survive, his wife said.
Attorney Larry Harshman was rushed to Kendall Regional Trauma Center after Wednesday's shooting at his office at at 11420 N. Kendall Drive. Police said the 58-year-old Harshman was shot by a former client, 54-year-old Fadel Jabado.
Miami-Dade Police later found Jabado's wife and adult son shot to death at their home off Southwest 192nd Street in southwest Miami-Dade. They were identified as 43-year-old Bassima Jabado and 26-year-old Ahmed Jabado.
Harshman's wife, Lenora spoke with NBC 6 outside her husband's office Thursday. She said Jabado was upset with Harshman because he wouldn't represent him in a divorce case.
"The guy came back so Larry would handle his divorce and Larry said no, he doesn't do divorce," Lenora Harshman said. "And the guy left very upset, and the next time he came back and shot him."
Harshman remains in critical but stable condition.
"He's a wonderful guy, he's very respected and admired in the community," Lenora Harshman said of her husband.
Fadel Jabado was shot by officers after an hours-long standoff. Police said he had barricaded himself inside a vehicle and was armed and when he pointed his firearm at officers, they shot him several times. He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital South where he was in critical condition.
Jabado had five children, three of whom are underage. At a hearing Thursday a family court judge granted custody of the minors to an aunt and uncle.
"I hope his God forgives him for what he has done," Lenora Harshman said of Jabado.