LANTANA, Fla. – Florida authorities have identified the gunman who ended a two-day crime spree by killing his girlfriend before he was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy on an interstate.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that 22-year-old Hugo Selva shot his 26-year-old girlfriend, Nicole Novak, in a shopping center parking lot Wednesday. He then pulled her into his SUV and drove the wrong way on Interstate 95 before crashing into several cars. Deputy Connor Haugh then shot him.
Police have identified Selva as a suspect in two nonfatal shootings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Selva's and Novak's Facebook pages show they had a daughter last year.
Palm Beach County court records show another woman sought a restraining order against Selva in 2016, alleging domestic violence. The petition was later withdrawn.