Man accused of killing relatives, shooting Kendall attorney denied bond

Fadel Jabado, 54, faces multiple felony charges

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife and son and wounding an attorney in Kendall made his first court appearance on Tuesday, where he was ordered to be held without bond.

Fadel Jabado, 54, faces charges of premeditated murder, first-degree murder, attempted murder, using a firearm to commit a felony and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm.

Miami-Dade police said they were called to the Law Offices of Larry A. Harshman on Nov. 2 and found Harshman suffering from a gunshot wound.

Harshman, 58, was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Further investigation led officers to Jabado's last known address at 13570 SW 192nd St., where they said they found the bodies of Jabado's wife and adult son. Police said Bassima Jabado, 43, and Ahmed Jabado, 26, had been shot to death.

A Gofundme page was created for the surviving Jabado children by a family friend and a separate Gofundme page was created by a co-worker of Fadel Jabado's son, Ibrahim.

Harshman's wife, Lenora, told Local 10 News that her husband helped save Jabado's home. She said Jabado recently contacted her husband again, this time asking for help to end his marriage.

"The guy came back so Larry could handle his divorce, and Larry told him no, he doesn't do divorce. And the guy left very upset, and the next time he came back and shot him," she said.

Police said Jabado was shot after a long standoff with officers in a southwest Miami-Dade County field.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said Jabado pointed his gun at officers who were attempting to get him to surrender.

Police said Jabado told them that he did not want to kill himself because of his religion.

Jabado was airlifted to Jackson South Community Hospital in critical condition. He is now being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

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