Loar said Gilberto Caban Jr. 37, was shot four times when he broke into his former home in the 100 block of 38th Court, Vero Beach, about 2:20 a.m. The Sheriff's Office said Caban's wife had filed a restraining order against him in February, prohibiting Caban from returning.
Thursday, Caban entered the front door with a key and was armed with a tire iron, investigators said. He knocked down the bedroom door, behind which was his wife with Chad Mallonee, 32, of Vero Beach, Loar said. Mallonee fired five shots from a Glock pistol; four of the bullets struck and killed Caban. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Mallonee performing CPR on Caban.
Several hours earlier, at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, witnesses told deputies Caban used a baseball bat to vandalize Mallonee's car in the 500 block of South Waverly Place, Vero Beach. The Sheriff's Office had been looking for Caban to question him about the vandalism before the shooting occurred, Loar said.
Caban's wife, Margaret Caban, filed the restraining order against her husband on Feb. 15, Loar said.
Detectives continued to investigate the shooting. Loar said self-defense may be considered.
"Mallonee was at the home as an invited guest," while Gilberto Caban was prohibited from being at the home because of the injunction, Loar said.
The Cabans' 12-year-old daughter also was home during the shooting.
Caban's wife had the security alarm set on the home that night, Loar said. When the husband entered the home, the alarm company contacted 911, Loar said. Margaret Caban also was calling 911 about the intrusion before the shooting.