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
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.
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