Gina Sgambati, 51, worked two jobs. She worked at the school as a teacher’s aide and she also worked part-time at a shopping mall.
She was just getting off her job at the mall about 3 pm on Sunday and had gotten into her vehicle when a black Mercedes pulled up and blocked her PT Crusier. The Mercedes was driven by her estranged husband Sebastian Robert Sgambati, 64.
At some point Gina Sgambati had taken out a restraining order against her husband- when and why is not specified.
Police say that after blocking her vehicle Sgambati fired multiple shots through his estranged wife’s driver’s window. The number of shots that struck Gina Sgambati has not been released, but the shots were fatal.
Multiple calls went in to 911. Police responded and Sgambati allegedly led them on a low speed pursuit. Eventually he pulled into a driveway and got out of vehicle, ignored police orders to get back in his car, moved toward the rear, and shot himself. He was pronounced dead.
The prosecutor has said it was important to emphasize that the pursuit of Sgambati was not a chase, it was low speed. And that it had to have been obvious to him that police wanted him to stop. Also, that police never fired their weapons.
According to reports Sgambati does have a recent arrest record. Dec. 15 Sgambati was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a syringe, and making terroristic threats.