Gabriel Ferrarotti, 37, was shot and killed in his Lake Worth apartment by Leopold Azplazu, 32, who then turned the gun and killed himself, said Teri Barbera, sheriff’s spokeswoman.
The men had been in a relationship for about 11 years and had recently broken up, Barbera said. Azplazu was supposed to move out of the apartment Tuesday night, his friends told investigators.
When Ferrarotti did not show up for work Wednesday, deputies were asked to to conduct a welfare check at the apartment.
At about 12:30 p.m. today, the deputies went to the 100 block of South Lakeside Drive and discovered the bodies of both men inside the apartment, Barbera said.
Deputies remained at the scene late this evening as crime scene tape blocked the street. Two cars were towed away from the residence.
Tibor Nagy, of Lake Worth, said he knows the owner of the residence and met the two men while attending cookouts in the neighborhood.
“They were really nice guys,” he said. “Something drastic must have happened between them. … I’m really surprised. They were the nicest two guys you wanted to meet.”