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The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb has died after being shot multiple times in the torso by his wife during an argument – but she has been released without being charged.
Lyvette Crespo, 43, shot her husband Daniel Crespo, 45, after he punched their 19-year-old son, who had intervened as the couple fought at their home in Bell Gardens at 2.30pm on Tuesday.
Mayor Crespo was pronounced dead at hospital, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez said. His wife was detained and questioned, but later released without being charged.
Family members said the couple, who had been married since they were teenagers, had recently been fighting about money, KTLA reported.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives ‘determined that no arrests will be made at this time’ after interviewing Mrs Crespo, the department said in a statement late on Tuesday.
‘The facts of the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who will determine if criminal charges will be filed.’
Paramedics were called to the couple’s Bell Gardens condominium shortly after 2:30 p.m.
Crespo and his wife had gotten into an argument in the master bedroom of the home, Hernandez said. Their son, Daniel Jr., 19, tried to intervene and Crespo got into a struggle with him.
Crespo punched his son in the face during their struggle, NBC LA reported.