Breaking News: Socal Mayor Shot And Killed, Wife Arrested

BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say the mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens has been shot to death and his wife is in custody.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez said Tuesday that Mayor Daniel Crespo got into an argument with his wife, Levette Crespo, and their 19-year-old son tried to intervene.

Hernandez says Daniel Crespo and the son began fighting and Crespo’s wife got a gun and shot her husband several times. He died at a hospital and she has been detained.

Crespo was elected to the City Council in 2001. The mayor’s post is rotated among council members.

He and his wife were married for nearly 30 years.

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Update: Daniel Crespo has died. His wife has been taken into custody for the shooting

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BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say the mayor of Bell Gardens has been shot but there’s no immediate word on his condition.

Employees at City Hall confirm that Daniel Crespo is the shooting victim.

Los Angeles County fire officials say paramedics were called to the 6300-block of East Gage Avenue shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and took a man with a gunshot wound to the hospital.

Authorities say the shooting may have occurred at a townhome or apartment complex but details remain sketchy.

Bell Gardens is a suburb of about 43,000 located about 18 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

The city website says Crespo has been a county deputy probation officer for the past 15 years. He was elected to the City Council in 2001.

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