Personal injury lawyer famous for his TV commercials is shot by addicted son who then pointed the gun at himself outside their Florida home
- Robert Fenstersheib was murdered after his oldest son shot him
- Fenstersheib’s old girlfriend Hong Pen was also seriously injured
- The son, Michael, pointed the gun at himself and took his own life
- The shooting took place at the couple’s home in Hollywood, Florida
- Police found the two men dead, along with the injured woman
- Fenstersheib was known in the South Florida community for its commercial
A Florida personal injury attorney was shot dead by his oldest son, who then pointed the gun at himself.
Robert Fenstersheib was shot dead Wednesday morning by his son Michael, along with Fenstersheib’s longtime girlfriend Hong Pen, who was left in serious condition.
Hollywood police were called to the Oakridge gated community in Hollywood, near Fort Lauderdale, around 9:40 AM, where they found the two men dead.
Robert Fenstersheib was murdered after his oldest son shot him outside his Florida home
When the officers arrived, they did observe two dead male victims with possible gunshot wounds. We investigate. We try to get witnesses. We are trying to gather some evidence we can find to find out what happened in this situation, ”said Christian Lata, an information officer for the Hollywood Police Department.
Further investigation revealed that there was also a third victim on the scene with a gunshot wound. That victim was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in serious but stable condition. Investigators from the Hollywood Police Department of Homicide are currently investigating the incident. We will receive that information as soon as more information becomes available.
“I think once we talk to the third victim and get some information, we might be able to come to a conclusion,” Lata said.
The shooting took place in the gated community of Oakridge in Hollywood, Florida
Hollywood Police Officer Christian Lata said an investigation is underway
Fenstersheib’s law firm held a press conference at the attorney’s office in Hallandale Beach on Wednesday afternoon, revealing that Fenstersheib’s son was struggling with mental illness.
Scott Mager, a spokesman for the family, said the lawyer was shot and killed by his son, who is struggling with mental health issues and addiction, who then turned the gun on himself.
“Michael lost that battle today,” he said. “He shot both Robert and his old girlfriend Hong Pen and then committed suicide with the gun.”
“ He was just an incredible person, an amazing person, an incredible father, an amazing leader, just a phenomenal person, ” Mager told WSVN. “If you hadn’t had the chance to meet him, you really missed a special and unique individual.”
Family spokesman Scott Mager said the lawyer was shot and killed by his son, who is struggling with mental health issues and addiction, who then turned the gun on himself
Police say they had already found the two men dead by the time they got to the scene
Fenstersheib was well known in the South Florida community and was often featured on television in his commercials known for their catchy jingle encouraging people to “tell Robert everything.”
“One thing he really took care of was letting his clients know he was there for them,” said Alexandra Arguello, who worked as a legal assistant for Fenstersheib.
‘I feel for his children. I feel for his employees, his friends. It’s just something you never think will happen to someone you know. ‘