ST. CLOUD, Fla. - St. Cloud police are looking for a man who they said shot his estranged wife and her new boyfriend Sunday.
Rafael Antonio Perdomo Primera, 49, remains at large and is believed to be driving a 2007 Mazda with Florida tag number 267RFL, police said.
The shooting happened at the Sugar Mill Mobile Home Park between Brown Chapel Road and Columbia Avenue, police said.
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His wife remains hospitalized in critical condition. The man, later identified as Bob Latopolski died at the scene, police said. Officials confirmed that they found ten shell casings on the scene, but wouldn't confirm how many times Latopolski was hit.
Police said Primera and his wife were in the middle of a divorce. Investigators said that Primera was not happy about the breakup and later became aware of the relationship between his wife and Latopolski.
Neighbors said they were stunned that a shooting happened in their normally quiet neighborhood.
"We had just left our house, and went over to the left, and walked past the house, and about a minute and half or two minutes later, we heard a noise. We just thought it was a car backfiring,” neighbor Dave Nigh said.
Family members and friends of Latopolski were stunned by the news.
Doreen Galardi received word Monday morning. She and Latopolski are related through marriage.
"I can't get through the fact that he lost his life because of someone else's violence," said Galardi.
"He was very nice to me, talked to me and if I needed any help, he would help me and all that," said neighbor Rose Krupi.
Another neighbor, Eleanor Arruda, said she was walking when she ran right into the crime scene.
"That scared the hell out of me because we're perfect in here," said Arruda. "Everyone in here is beautiful, wondferful people."
Latopolski leaves behind a son and five siblings.
"My heart is sorry for each and every one of them. He was a great person and everyone loved his company because he was always laughing and joking," said Galardi.
Police said Primera is considered armed and dangerous. St. Cloud ploice told Channel 9 that there is now a $5,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest.
Rafael Antonio Perdomo Primera (09/23/69) is the Suspect in our active Homicide investigation. He's considered armed & dangerous, and believed to be driving a 2007 silver Mazda bearing Florida tag 267RFL. If seen, contact 911 immediately. pic.twitter.com/vKRAkfhn7W— St.Cloud Police Dept (@StCloudPD) January 20, 2019
@StCloudPD is on scene in the Sugar Mill subdivisión working an active Homicide investigation. Staging media area will be the parking lot of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 700 Brown Chapel Rd. PIO will be responding shortly. NOI at this time.— St.Cloud Police Dept (@StCloudPD) January 20, 2019
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