Bodybuilder accused of shooting parents at Long Island mansion

New York bodybuilder Dino Tomassetti shot his parents on Saturday morning.

Dino Tomassetti, 29-year-old Brooklyn bodybuilder, has been accused of shooting his parents at their Long Island mansion on Saturday. He was identified on Sunday after the attack that occurred on Christmas morning at the parents’ $3.2 million property, according to the NY Post.

Nassau County cops said that the incident happened after 10 a.m. and both parents had to undergo surgery for wounds. Rocco Tomasetti, 65, was shot in the back and Vincenza Tomassetti, 64, was shot in the head. Rocco was said to be in more serious condition.

Dino Tomassetti fled to New Jersey in a Cadillac Escalade following the shootings. He was able to be tracked though the GPS in the vehicle. This is when New York police contacted the Mahwah Police Department for help once Tomassetti was believed to be in the area. He was caught around 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tomassetti will remain in custody in Bergen County and will be charged as a fugitive from justice.

Tomassetti will be moved to Nassau County and his New York charges will depend on the condition of his parents.

The Brooklyn bodybuilder has been working as a personal trainer at Retro Fitness locations in Forest Hills and Glendale, Queens. His Instagram page has shown off many personal record lifts. This includes a 725-pound deadlift, 625-pound squat, and 550-pound benchpress.

The family’s fortune has come from Rocco Tomasetti’s work owning Empire Transit Mix. This is a construction company that provided the concrete for the Freedom Tower. The bodybuilder’s grandfather, Dino Tomassetti Sr., also owned a construction company named Laquila Group. Projects for this company included headquarters for Goldman Sachs and Bank of America.

Tomassetti’s mother owns Starz, a dance studio on Broadway in Lynbrook. Neither company was aware that there was a shooting.

Dino Tomassetti will remain in custody until the condition of his parents becomes more clear. There has not been a reason revealed for the shooting and those close to the family were surprised to hear about it.

This is an ongoing story and more details will be revealed at a later time. For more news and updates, follow Generation Iron on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.