Margate Man Faces Assault Charges for Allegedly Pistol-Whipping Family Member
Christian Constant {BSO}

By Ryan Yousefi

A Margate man faces assault with a deadly weapon charges after allegedly pistol-whipping a family member in public.

On  September 22, the Margate Police Department responded to a 911 domestic violence call that involved an alleged armed assault with a firearm and injuries. 

According to the police report, a man, later identified as Christian Constant, 32, of Margate, and his nephew, who both share a residence, were involved in a heated argument that escalated into a physical altercation. 

During this altercation, Constant allegedly used his hands to grab and push his nephew, leading to the victim deciding to flee the residence.

According to the victim and eyewitnesses, he was walking down the street to a different location near the 6100 block of Southwest 2nd Street when he realized Constant was following him in a vehicle.

An eyewitness recounted to officers how Constant exited his vehicle, approached the victim brandishing a handgun described as a small .380 caliber firearm, struck him on the right side of his face with the gun, and pointed it menacingly at him, uttering a clear threat: “I’m going to kill you.”

Officers quickly responded, arrested Constant, and transported him to the Broward County Main Jail. 

The victim was cleared by medical personnel on the scene and did not require transport to a hospital for treatment.

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Ryan Yousefi
Ryan Yousefi
Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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