Authorities in Florida said a man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend some 45 minutes after she filed a police report against him. Per WPTV Boynton Beach, Robens Cesar, 41, opened fire on 34-year-old Fridelene Daniel in her apartment on November 8 before he was apprehended not too long after.
An arrest report stated that Cesar had been trying to rekindle his relationship with Daniel after they broke up not too long ago, adding that he told detectives he did not like the idea of seeing the victim with another man.
Cesar is said to have shot and killed Daniel 45 minutes after the victim filed a police report against him. The suspect told police that his ex-girlfriend reporting him was the last straw.
“The Boynton Beach Police Department is actively investigating events which transpired immediately prior to yesterday’s shooting resulting in the loss of a woman’s life on November 8th,” the Boynton Beach Police Department said in a statement.
“The victim and the suspect, identified as Robens Cesar, were at the Boynton Beach Police Department prior to the shooting incident. Based on these events an internal affairs investigation has been authorized to ensure all actions taken were in accordance with established policies and procedures. As in similar cases the involved officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation.”
The statement added: “The loss of any life is a tragic event, and the Boynton Beach Police Department extends its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased. Our hearts go out to all affected by this unfortunate incident.
“We are fully committed to transparency and accountability and we will continue to keep the public informed of any significant developments in this case.”
Cesar is being held without bond on a first-degree murder charge.