Latin Songwriter Estefano Shot In Miami

Police said a handyman delivering drugs shot and critically wounded a prominent Latin music songwriter and producer Fabio Alonso Salgado, better known as Estefano, inside a waterfront Miami mansion. S

Police said a handyman delivering drugs shot and critically wounded a prominent Latin music songwriter and producer inside a waterfront Miami mansion.

Fabio Alonso Salgado, better known as Estefano, was shot around 11:30 p.m. Friday in the chest and in the back of the head. A police report described the injuries as "near fatal" but also said Salgado was able to talk with authorities and identify his attacker in a photo.

Salgado has worked with Latin music stars including Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Julio Iglesias.

The handyman, Francisco Oliveira, 29, who had worked for Salgado for five years and was delivering marijuana to him, according to police, is being charged with attempted murder. He was being held at the Miami-Dade County Jail without bond, according to jail records. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

An administrator at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where the police report showed Salgado was taken, said she was not allowed to release any information about Salgado's condition or whether he was still at the hospital.


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