The man who allegedly shot his parents at their Long Island mansion Christmas morning was identified Sunday as a 29-year-old bodybuilder from Brooklyn, according to cops and a report.
Pumped-up Dino Tomassetti is accused of shooting his 65-year-old father in the back and 64-year-old mother in the head at their tony Hewlett Harbor home just after 10 a.m. Saturday, according to Nassau County cops.
Both victims — identified by law enforcement sources to New Jersey’s Daily Voice as Rocco and Vincenza Tomassetti — had to undergo surgery for their wounds. The father was said to be in more serious condition, sources told the Voice.
Property records show that the mansion — valued at $3.2 million, according to real estate websites — is owned by the couple.
Dino — a 5-foot-9-inch, 235-pound muscleman — fled to New Jersey in a Cadillac Escalade after the shootings, police sources told the Voice.
His fancy vehicle was tracked through GPS by the New York State Police, who contacted the Mahwah Police Department for help when the suspect reached that area, sources said. Authorities nabbed Dino without incident just after 2 p.m., sources told the Voice.
He will remain in custody in Bergen County, charged as a fugitive from justice, pending his extradition to Nassau County, the outlet reported.
His charges in New York will ultimately depend on the condition of his parents.
Dino works as a personal trainer, according to the Daily Voice.
His father owns the Brooklyn-based Empire Transit Mix Inc., located on Maspeth Avenue, state records show.
A worker who answered the phone for the company Sunday was completely unaware that his boss had been shot.
“This is definitely shocking news to me,” he said.
Dino’s mother owns the dance studio Starz on Broadway in Lynbrook, records show. A phone call to the studio was not returned.
A woman outside Dino’s building in East Williamsburg who identified herself as his best friend told The Post that “he’s definitely not” a violent person.
“Nope. Not at all,” she said.
“He’s my best friend. I really don’t want to talk about it,” she added before driving off.
A worker in his building called Tomasetti “a great guy.
“What can you do?” the worker said. “I’m from the South Bronx. S–t happens every f–king day, man. Not much I can do about it. He did what he felt like he needed to do, I guess.
“He’s a great guy, man. I wouldn’t expect him to do something like that.”
The parents’ neighbors were shocked that such an incident could happen in their quiet, affluent neighborhood.
“They’re lovely people. I don’t understand the whole thing,” a resident told The Post.
“They’re very nice people. You couldn’t ask for better neighbors,” the man said of the couple. “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.”
“I feel sorry for them. What else can you think? I feel very sorry for them. I hope they survive and come out of this,” he added.
Another stunned neighbor, who said she was not in her home at the time of the shooting, said she seldom saw the married couple out in public and had never seen their son.
“We saw the husband and the wife very rarely. The husband was fixing stuff in the yard and brought packages over and stuff,” she said. “We are very surprised. We are scared. We feel bad for them.”
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