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Husband shoots wife’s boyfriend


Boca Raton, FL – On Sunday, October 2 at about 8:40 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of a shooting that happened at 2880 NW 25th Way. 


When officers arrived, they saw a female wearing a bloodstained t-shirt walking on the sidewalk.  They also saw a male bleeding in the front yard of a nearby house yelling he had been shot.  As officers were assessing the situation, another male, identified as Joseph Montique, came out of the front door of the house at 2880 NW 25 Way.  Montique had his hands in the air and in one hand, he was holding a gun.  Montique complied with officers’ orders to put down the gun and get on the ground.  As officers were putting Montique in handcuffs, he told them that he had shot the victim.


Officers searched the house and discovered several spent shell casings and a knife lying on the floor near a back bedroom. The female told officers that she had recently filed for divorce and her husband, Montique, was having trouble handling it.  She also said, “He shot him.”  


The victim was taken to Delray Medical Center where he was treated for multiple gunshot wounds.  Boca Raton detectives interviewed Montique who told them he suspected his wife was cheating on him, so he drove by the house and saw her car and another unfamiliar car in the driveway.  Montique entered the house and discovered his wife and the victim in a bedroom.  Montique initially told detectives the victim had a knife and later stated that he (Montique) actually planted the knife.


Detectives charged Montique with attempted first degree murder.


Joseph George Montique

DOB: 2/15/77

Boynton Beach, FL