26-year-old Mariano J. Baca dies in fatal Greenacres shooting at Paul’s Motel, Palm Beach – Thursday, September 2, 2021

Greenacres Palm Beach Shooting Death of Mariano J. Baca – Obituary

26-year-old Mariano J. Baca has died in a fatal Greenacres shooting that occurred at Paul’s Motel on Thursday, September 2, 2021. It happened in the 5400 block of Lake Worth Road when 35-year-old Jessica Montanez opened fire at Mariano. Jessica is currently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.

According to official reports, CCTV footage shows Jessica firing at Baca as he retreats to the motel. Jessica told police that Mariano threatened to shoot at her vehicle following an argument between Mariano and another man. She added that she did not know what the dispute was about.

Jessica said she only got her weapon when she saw Mariano charge at her, although she did not see him with any weapon.

The man with whom Mariano was involved in the argument, said it all started when Mariano told him to get off the property. Jessica attempted to help resolve the dispute but Mariano became angry and loud when he saw Jessica with a gun. He added that he did not see Mariano actively charge at Jessica.

The man and Mariano knew each other but had not talked for a decade due to an earlier dispute.

Source: Palm Beach Post