The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office charged a man with attempted murder Monday morning after he shot at his girlfriend.
Victor Antonetty, 39, also was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and battery (domestic violence).
According to Maj. Jacob Ruiz, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, the victim was able to flee from the Wellington Loop home, in the Linsfield subdivision in Kissimmee, after Antonetty had fallen asleep and call deputies at about 2:40 a.m. He had shot at her earlier.
“He was holding her against her will,” Ruiz said.
When deputies arrived, they tried to make contact with Antonetty, and asked him to come out, but he refused.
Deputies then called Sheriff’s Office negotiators who “tried to establish a dialogue with him for several hours,” but were not successful, Ruiz said. The Sheriff’s Office then got a warrant for Antonetty’s arrest and the SWAT team was then deployed. With the use of a chemical agent, the SWAT team was able to apprehend Antonetty.
It wasn’t immediately known why he shot at his girlfriend, however Ruiz said there had been previous incidents of domestic violence at the home where she had suffered injuries.
He was booked into the Osceola County Jail on no bond.