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90-year-old husband fatally shoots his wife on Valentine’s Day

By Mason White 6:02 PM February 16, 2017
Elderly couple (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) An elderly man shot and killed his wife during an altercation as the country was celebrating Valentine’s Day, according to police in California.

The Los Angeles Police Department said that they have arrested the 90-year-old husband, who was not identified, after being accused of shooting his 72-year-old wife.

He is facing a charge of murder.

According to the police investigation, the incident began with the husband and wife having a verbal argument. At some point, the husband pulled out a shotgun and shot his wife once.

The husband then called for help. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police officers who arrived at the scene, recovered the murder weapon and took the husband into custody.