Broward Sheriffs Office

Police Involved Shooting at Century Village in Deerfield Beach

Broward Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a man chasing a woman with a gun through the Century Village community early Saturday afternoon.

Authorities are investigating what led to a deputy-involved shooting at a Deerfield Beach retirement community on Saturday.

Broward Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a man armed with a gun chasing a woman through the Century Village community around 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The two were recently divorced and lived in separate apartments in the community.

BSO says the man, identified as 67-year-old Richard Sanfratello, broke into the apartment of his ex-wife, 64-year-old Linda Sanfratello, through a window. Deputies say the victim fled to the nearby apartment of her brother-in-law, 69-year-old Daniel Basilone. The suspect fired several shots at the victim as she fled. Sanfratello forced his way into Basilone's apartment, assaulting Basilone and holding his ex-wife against her will.

Three BSO deputies observed Sanfratello holding the victim at gunpoint. When she broke free, Sanfratello fired his weapon, forcing deputies to return fire. Sanfratello was injured and taken into custody.

Both the suspect and the victim were transported to Broward Health North with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies are asking anyone with information to contact BSO Homicide Detective John Curcio at (954) 321-4210, or call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).

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