SHOCK: Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed by his wife, Levette Crespo, during a domestic dispute in his home, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Crespo, 45, was shot around 2:30 p.m. in his home in the 6300 block of Gage Avenue during an argument with his wife, 43, and his 19-year-old son [Daniel Crespo Jr.], said Nicole Nishida, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman.
An altercation allegedly began with Crespo and his wife, at which, his son intervened, Nishida said. While father and son were fighting, Crespo’s wife allegedly got a gun and shot Crespo, Nishida said.
Crespo was alive when he was transported to a hospital, Bell Gardens Fire Department officials confirmed.
Crespo’s wife is in custody for the alleged shooting. Source: LA Times
According to his bio on the Bell Gardens website, Daniel Crespo, who was born in Brooklyn, NY, married his high school sweetheart in 1986. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Public Administration from Cal State University. He served as a deputy probation officer for Los Angeles County.
NBC Los Angeles: Mayor Daniel Crespo punched the couple’s 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., in the face when the teen tried to intervene during the dispute, investigators said. The wife then allegedly shot the mayor multiple times in his upper body.