suspect was free on bond
Web-posted: 10:23 p.m. Aug. 18, 2000
-- The man who was shot after a woman's home was broken into on Thursday has a
lengthy arrest record and was due in court Friday on an attempted murder charge,
according to police records.
Luis A. Blassini, 20, was in
critical condition at North Broward Medical Center on Friday, recovering from
gunshot wounds received in a home at the Glen Walk subdivision on Thursday
Blassini was due in Miami-Dade
Circuit Court on Friday morning on charges of attempted murder and aggravated
assault in a July 14 incident, the latest and most serious in a long list of
criminal charges including burglary, grand theft and trespassing.
He was out on a $20,000 bond. The
suspect is refusing to talk to investigators, but police are hoping the release
of his name will help them identify a second man who broke into the home
Thursday afternoon on Northwest 117th Avenue, just west of Coral Ridge Drive and
south of Atlantic Boulevard.
The burglars apparently did not
know anyone was home and were surprised to find an armed woman on the second
floor. The woman opened fire, wounding one man, police said. The other burglar
Police have not released the
woman's name. She was identified by neighbors and property records as Mindy
Blassini was charged with burglary
of an occupied dwelling and may face charges in other recent burglaries in Coral
Springs, said police Capt. Jeff Maslan. Blassini was also wanted for grand
The woman who shot Blassini will
not face charges, Maslan said.
The other suspect was described as
a white man in his early 20s, about 5-feet-10 with a stocky build and a short
crew cut with dark hair. He escaped in a silver, late-model, two-door Honda or
Acura with chrome rims, white taillight lenses, tinted windows and a sunroof.
Police are asking anyone with
information to call 954-346-1291.
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