Shooting Rampage: Man Faces First-Degree Murder Charge in Tragic Domestic Dispute

Lantana, Florida – A 46-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder following a tragic domestic dispute that led to the death of a woman in Lantana, Florida. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Yves Antoine shot and critically wounded Nancie Elan in the early hours of Monday, May 13, near Santaluces High School. Despite being rushed to Delray Medical Center, Elan tragically succumbed to her injuries.

Authorities have classified the incident as a domestic disturbance; however, the nature of the relationship between Antoine and Elan remains undisclosed. Court records suggest that Antoine recently sought paternity and custody of a child who resided with Elan before the fatal altercation unfolded at their home on Artesian Drive.

Apart from the murder charge, Antoine also faces an additional count of aggravated battery causing bodily harm. During a court hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail on May 14, Circuit Judge Donald Hafele appointed a public defender for Antoine and ordered him to be detained without bond, following standard procedure in such cases.

In a sheriff’s report, it was detailed that deputies swiftly responded to the scene just after 1 a.m. on Monday, where they encountered Elan lying on the ground outside a neighbor’s residence, bleeding profusely. Witnesses from a nearby home recounted how they managed to disarm and restrain Antoine, who was armed with a shotgun and purportedly advancing aggressively towards Elan, until law enforcement arrived.

Antoine provided varying and conflicting statements during questioning by investigators after being placed under arrest. His accounts of the incident diverged, initially placing the disturbance near the neighbor’s home before altering his version to claim it occurred in front of Elan’s residence. The investigation into the tragic events on Artesian Drive continues as authorities work to unravel the full extent of the circumstances leading to this senseless tragedy in Lantana.