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Michel Busutil kidnaps estranged girlfriend, daughter, shoots woman's brother-in-law, police say

Police say Cutler Bay man confronted shooting victim about restraining order

Michel Busutil was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and armed kidnapping.
Michel Busutil was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and armed kidnapping.

MIAMI – A Cutler Bay man who was angry about a restraining order against him forced a woman and her daughter to take him to Miami, where he shot his estranged girlfriend's brother-in-law, police said.

Michel Busutil, 36, was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges, including attempted murder and armed kidnapping.

According to a Miami police report, Busutil violated a domestic violence injunction when he arrived at his ex-girlfriend's home early Wednesday morning and shot the front door of the apartment in an effort to get inside. When that didn't work, Busutil broke a window and climbed inside, holding the woman and her daughter at gunpoint.

Police said Busutil demanded that the woman take him to her brother-in-law's house, forcing them into her Nissan Altima and driving them to the home on Southwest 23rd Terrace.

Once there, Busutil barged inside the house and shot the woman's brother-in-law in the chest, the report said. He then drove away in the woman's car but returned a little later and was taken into custody.

Police said Busutil confronted the woman's brother-in-law about his involvement in helping her get a restraining order against him.

The man was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Busutil was being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.