Man accused of killing wife in North County shooting

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A sheriff’s department vehicle sits outside a home in Vista where a man is accused of shooting and killing his wife.

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VISTA, Calif. — A man is accused of shooting his wife at their home in Vista Saturday night.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested 57-year-old Andrew Thomas Smith in connection with the death of 59-year-old Jean Moore Smith, his wife, Lt. Michael Blevins of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.

Andrew Smith was booked into the Vista Detention Center, where he was being held without bail on suspicion of murder.

Deputies were dispatched just before 6 p.m. Saturday to a report of a shooting at a home at 475 1/2 Rancho Vista Road, where they found Jean Smith suffering from severe injuries and detained her husband.

Paramedics rushed the woman to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. Saturday, Blevins said.

The sheriff’s Homicide Unit asked anyone with any information regarding the incident to call (858) 285-6330.

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