Sailor killed tussling over gun with wife

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SAN DIEGO — A man and his wife grappled for a handgun during a fight Saturday night, and he was shot in the chest and died, police said.

Del Cerro Fatal Shooting, Wife Accused Of Shooting Navy Sailor HusbandThe husband and wife began fighting shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 5400 block of Adobe Falls Road near Waring Road, according to San Diego police Officer David Stafford. It was unclear what sparked the altercation.

Police Lt. Ernie Herbert said the preliminary investigation revealed an argument between the 28-year-old victim and the 29-year-old woman escalated into a physical fight, and the two struggled over a handgun.

During the struggle the man was shot in the chest, Herbert said.

Officers arrived to find the wounded man lying on the bedroom floor, and paramedics took him to a hospital in critical condition, according to police Lt. Ernie Herbert.

The police department’s Domestic Violence Unit was initially dispatched, but the investigation was turned over to homicide detectives when the injuries appeared terminal, Herbert said. He died about 8:45 a.m. today, the lieutenant said.

Police refused to immediately release the suspect’s name, but she was arrested and Herbert said she would be booked into Los Colinas Detention Facility. The man’s name was also not released.

Detectives and forensic specialists were processing the scene for evidence and interviewing witnesses, Herbert said.

 

32 comments

  • Jaded

    Oh boy! If she so much as chipped a nail when firing that gun into his stomach, he will be charged with domestic violence with serious injury to a manicure. He probably left the cap off the toothpaste or left the toilet seat up, in which case, he'll deserve what he gets and hopefully he's learned his lesson.

      • Paul Allen

        No gun = no one dead. While getting beat up is not ok, it's not the end. Life can go on.
        There is an article on here about every two weeks or so about spouses shooting each other. When was the last one about a hero defending his family and belongings from bad guys? Oh yeah, the left wing conspiracy keeps those juicy stories out of the news….
        So the next time you are admiring your guns, playing out slow-motion action sequences in your head about killing ski-masked home intruders (or UN troops?)… you are more likely to be on the other end of that thing or standing over your dead wife and, hopefully, offing yourself next.

  • leonard

    Jaded, he died. why don't you wait until the facts come out. Then maybe you can pass some informed judgement. He was a good guy, he just got home from Afghanistan a week ago. When I talked to him on thursday things were going well for him. Bottom line neither should have had the gun out while arguing.

  • Bullet

    She must have ran out of valid points to argue about and decided to kill instead to win the argument. Quite effective on her part.

  • anon

    So sad, I went to high school with this guy in new jersey. He couldn’t have been a nicer guy. I can’t imagine how or why this would happen.

  • Punisher

    After returning from Afghanistan he probably found out that she was doing someone else. She didn't like the questioning and and 'punished' him. Good job!

  • Mable Simmons madea

    No one cares, PEOPLE DIE EVERYDAY, ITS LIFE! BULID A BRIDGE AND GET OVER IT. JUST BECAUSE HE IS MILITARY HE IS ON THE NEWS

  • Jules

    Wow you people sicken me. He was a sweet guy and doesn't deserve to be talked about like this. You don't know anything about him.

    • Guest

      Mable Simmons. Hopefully you die next! He was a GREAT person and served to protect your dumb ass! Karma will come around and get you and hopefully it will be slow and painful!

      • Mable Simmons madea

        EAT MY POOP. YOU WILL DIE I WILL DIE EVERYONE WILL DIE STUPID, HE WAS A COWARD AND SHOULDNT BE FIGHTING WITH HIS WIFE IN THE FIRST PLACE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS OT THE ANSWER, SHE COULD OF BEEN A JODIE, JUST LIKE YOURSELF.

        • Jules

          He wasnt a sailor, or married to her actually. I knew the man personally and you dont know the whole story. God will judge you for your hate and malcontent. Do you even know what a Jodie is? Because I am sure as hell not one.

  • Steve

    WTF is wrong with you people?
    A person is dead, a defender of our country no less
    show some respect would ya

  • Prevale

    I hope the truth come to light and for ignorant people to stop posting ignorant marks about a murder.

  • Mable Simmons madea

    HE SHOULD OF BEEN FIGHTING AGAINTS WAR NOT HIS WIFE, HE IS GONE NOW AND THERES NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT, NOT KILLED IN WAR BUT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • lorraine

    I hope they put her in jail for murdering her husband ….my prayers and deepest condolences to the family …rest in peace…god bless….sorry for your loss to the family and friends

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