Mayor shot dead in US after row with wife

The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot dead by his wife but the woman was released without charge.

The shooting at Bell Gardens stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between the mayor, Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, 43, that escalated when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr, intervened, sheriff’s spokeswoman Crystal Hernandez said.

“Ultimately he got into a physical altercation with his father, and (the woman) produced a firearm, and she shot her husband multiple times in the torso,” Hernandez said.

The mayor’s spouse was detained by police while the investigation continued but was later released and had not been charged, Hernandez said. The case has been referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether to file criminal charges.


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