Pedro Maldonado, 53, slit his own throat in the bathroom of a Lake City motel room early Wednesday – hours after he killed his wife, Monica Narvaez-Maldonado, and their 17-year-old son, Pedro Maldonado Jr., cops said. The crazed man then drove to Tallahassee, where he attacked an older son – Jose Maldonado, 21 – but the Florida State University student managed to get away.
A 53-year-old man killed himself inside a Florida motel room early Wednesday, ending an hours-long manhunt that was launched after his wife and their 17-year-old son were found dead in their home, police said.
Pedro Maldonado, 53, apparently slit his own throat in the bathroom of the room he rented at the Lake City motel after he killed his wife, Monica Narvaez-Maldonado, 47, and their son, Pedro Maldonado Jr., inside the family’s Weston townhouse, authorities said.
The crazed dad allegedly tried to kill another son, who managed to get away during the attack on Tuesday, police said.
WTVJ Investigators surround the Weston home where a woman and her son were found.
Investigators believe Maldonado’s bloody rampage began on Monday, when he fatally shot his wife and their teenaged son with a hand-held crossbow that fires small arrows inside their home, located in the outskirts of Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The father then drove to Tallahassee, where his 21-year-old son, Jose Maldonado, attends Florida State University, authorities said. On Tuesday morning, the armed man fired the crossbow at his son – who ducked out of the way and was only nicked in the ear by the arrow, police said.