October 1, 2014 8:36 am -

The mayor of a Los Angeles County city was fatally shot and his wife was taken in for questioning then released hours later, according to authorities. Levette Crespo got into an argument with her husband, Daniel, when their son, Daniel Jr., 19, tried to intervene and a struggle ensued.

[su_center_ad]The Associated Press reports:

Levette Crespo got a gun and shot her husband several times in the torso, Hernandez said. He later died at a hospital.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives detained and interviewed Levette Crespo after the shooting death Tuesday of her husband Daniel Crespo, the mayor of Bell Gardens, but determined no arrests will yet be made in the case, Sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez said.

The facts of the investigation will be turned over to prosecutors who will decide whether to file charges.

Paramedics were called to a Bell Gardens condominium shortly after 2:30 p.m. Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette Crespo, 43, had gotten into an argument, Hernandez said. Their son, Daniel Jr., 19, tried to intervene, and Crespo got into a struggle with him, she said….

Both Levette Crespo and Daniel Crespo Jr. were taken in for questioning, Hernandez said.

The mayor’s brother told NBC he “couldn’t believe” what had happened. “He loved (his family) more than life,” William Crespo added. “He loved his wife a lot, he always loved his wife.”

The couple were married for 27 years.

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5 responses to Calif. Mayor Dead, Shot Several Times By Wife

  1. edmeyer_able October 1st, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    “Several time” more than twice seems like a crime of passion, got to wonder why some sort of charges weren’t filed. I guess time will tell, but it’s interesting that a Fla woman is still facing a prison sentence for a “warning shot”.

    • Annie October 1st, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Not just interesting.

    • whatthe46 October 1st, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      it was actually because of cases like gz and others that she was released pending a new trial. she shouldn’t have been arrested in the first damn place.

  2. tiredoftea October 1st, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Yup, more proof that guns make homes safer. Thanks NRA!

  3. Cosmic_Surfer October 1st, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Studies have shown the same results for years…Guns in the home increase the chance of homicide and suicide