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Dino Tomassetti was arrested in New Jersey and is awaiting extradition to New York

Bodybuilder who Shot His Mother in the Head, Father in the Back on Christmas day arrested

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A New York bodybuilder and personal trainer allegedly shot his mother in the head and father in the back at the couple’s Long Island mansion. Wife Vincenza Marsicano-Tomassetti, 64, and husband Rocco Tomassetti, 65, are reportedly alive, but charges are pending for the son. Dino Tomassetti, 29, fled in a Cadillac Escalade, but officers arrested him Saturday without incident, according to law enforcement sources cited by The Daily Voice.

The shooting happened shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, Christmas day, on Seawane Drive in the New York village of Hewlett Harbor, sources reportedly said. In this account, authorities broadcast the suspect vehicle’s license plate number and also surreptitiously tracked it via GPS. Officials tracked him to southbound Route 17, and shut down the highway, with the vehicle stopping near Ramapo Valley Road, they said. It was there that officers reportedly took the 29-year-old man into custody.

The couple reportedly needed surgery. Police did not suggest a motive, or detail what prefaced the shooting.

Defendant Tomassetti remains at the Bergen County Jail as a fugitive from justice, pending extradition to Nassau County, online records show. His Instagram page biography describes him as a personal trainer at RetroFitness in the New York City borough of Queens.

“Live Everyday with Passion and Purpose,” he wrote in an Oct. 9 post.

Construction magnate Rocco Tomassetti, 65, and wife Vinceta Marsicano-Tomassettti, 64, were shot inside their 8,751-square foot mansion on Christmas morning#

Construction magnate Rocco Tomassetti, 65, and wife Vinceta Marsicano-Tomassettti, 64, were shot inside their 8,751-square foot mansion on Christmas morning

“Don’t Bleed on Someone, Who Didn’t Cut You,” he wrote on Dec. 13.

Neighbors described the parents as friendly.

“They’re very nice people,” a man told The New York Post. “You couldn’t ask for better neighbors. That’s all I can tell you. They don’t bother you. They keep their house beautiful. They talk to you and say, ‘Can I help you with anything?’ They’re very fine people. I can’t say a bad word about them.”

Others said similarity warm things about the suspect son, who resides in the neighborhood of East Williamsburg. An employee in his building called him a “great guy.” A woman outside of the residence told the outlet she was his best friend, and though she declined to speak at length and eventually drove off, she said Dino Tomassetti was “definitely not” a violent person.

 

Their son, Brooklyn bodybuilder Dino Tomassetti, was arrested in New Jersey and is awaiting extradition to New York

Dino Tomassetti, 29, fled in a Cadillac Escalade,

Dino’s grandfather is a legend in New York City, both for what he accomplished as a first-generation immigrant and for the scandals that he became embroiled in.

A 2006 New York Times profile detailed how Dino Sr. was once indicted for allegedly illegally paying off union brass throughout the span of a decade. Federal prosecutors had also ‘linked him to organized crime figures.’

Dino Jr. isn’t the only member of the family who has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

His dad and gran dfather were arrested for operating an illegal waste site next to their company’s Brooklyn headquarters in 1997, the New York Times reported. That year, the company pleaded guilty to filing fake documents related to a project at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens.

‘Laquila, which had a $2.5 million contract to build concrete decking for a new wing at the hospital, had secretly and illegally subcontracted the work to a second company for $1.4 million, enabling Laquila to collect a $1 million profit,’ the Times reported. ‘The scheme came to light after Laquila failed to pay the second company.’

In the same article, the outlet reported that the company was indicted for racketeering in 1987 for allegedly bribing local officials to let them illegally dump construction waste in New Jersey.

The charges were dropped after Laquila agreed to pay a $25,000 fine.

In 2006, a scathing New York City Sanitation Department report rejected an application by Rocco and Dino Sr. to operate a waste business in the city, calling the pair ‘unworthy’ of obtaining a registration.

The request was denied because the applicants lacked ‘good character, honesty, and integrity,’ the report said.

The couple has three children, including twins Rocco and Dino, and daughter Gina, 24.

Relatives of the family did not respond to DailyMail.com queries by press time; a colleague of Rocco Sr. declined to comment.

The couple has three children, including twins Rocco and Dino, and daughter Gina, 24.

The couple's condition is unknown, as is the motive for the Christmas morning shooting

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