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BSO Case Number: 10-1407-003905

PIO Number: 14-7-25

Date: July 26, 2014

Time: 1:37 p.m.

Place of Occurrence: 2 Harwood A, Century Village, Deerfield Beach

Jurisdiction: Deerfield Beach



  • Linda Sanfratello, female, 64, Deerfield Beach
  • Daniel Basilone, male, 69, Deerfield Beach


  • Richard Sanfratello, male, 67, 3/1/1947, 14 Keswick A, Century Village, Deerfield Beach (IN CUSTODY)                   

Description of Incident:

A domestic violence incident escalated Saturday afternoon when a man broke into his ex-wife's home, held her at gunpoint and chased her through their community firing several shots. Broward Sheriff's Office deputies were able to stop the man, who was shot by deputies during the standoff.

Just after 1:30 p.m. on July 26, BSO received reports of shots fired and a man with a gun and chasing a woman within the Century Village 55 and over community in Deerfield Beach. Linda Sanfratello and her ex-husband, Richard Sanfratello, had recently divorced and lived in two different units within the community. Richard Sanfratello was armed when he broke into his ex-wife's apartment through a window. As he did, she was able to escape out the front door.

The victim ran to the nearby apartment of her brother-in-law, Daniel Basilone. The suspect fired several shots at the victim as she fled. She sustained multiple wounds to her legs. Sanfratello chased the victim and forced his way inside Basilone's home. Once inside, he assaulted Basilone and held his ex-wife against her will.

Four BSO deputies responded to the scene and observed the suspect holding the victim at gunpoint. She was able to get free of him. The suspect then fired his weapon. Deputies returned fire. The suspect was injured and taken into custody. Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue transported the victim and the suspect to Broward Health North, both with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information may contact BSO Homicide Det. John Curcio at (954) 321-4210 or report anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at

INVESTIGATORS: Homicide Sgt. David Ellwood, Homicide Det. John Curcio CID

THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO 7/26/14 2130

Posted At: 07/26/2014 09:38 PM

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