Man Charged with First-Degree Murder After Fatal Shooting in Lantana Home Violence

West Palm Beach, Florida – A 46-year-old man in West Palm Beach is currently facing a first-degree murder charge following the alleged shooting and killing of a woman during a domestic dispute this week. The incident occurred at a home near Lantana, where Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigators reported that Yves Antoine shot and wounded Nancie Elan. Unfortunately, Elan later succumbed to her injuries at Delray Medical Center.

The motive behind the shooting has been described as a domestic disturbance, although the exact relationship between Antoine and Elan has not been explicitly specified by authorities. Court records do indicate that Antoine filed a petition for paternity and custody of a child who resided with Elan just last month.

In addition to the murder charge, Antoine is also facing one count of aggravated battery causing bodily harm. During a recent court hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail, Circuit Judge Donald Hafele appointed a public defender for Antoine and ordered that he be held without bail. The Public Defender’s Office for the county declined to comment on the ongoing case.

Antoine was taken into custody after deputies responded to the scene, where two men from a neighboring residence found Elan lying outside their front door, covered in blood. They intervened when they observed Antoine armed with a shotgun and approaching Elan aggressively. The men managed to disarm and restrain Antoine until law enforcement arrived.

Authorities have reported that Antoine provided inconsistent statements regarding the incident, with varying accounts of where the disturbance took place. Portions of his statement to investigators have been redacted from the arrest report, adding complexity to the case.

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