Vallejo Officer Fatally Shoots Man Suspected Of Killing His Own Wife

VALLEJO (CBS/AP) — A Vallejo police officer has fatally shot a man suspected of gunning down his wife after he pointed a handgun at the officer.

Lt. Lee Horton said the officer confronted the man Saturday afternoon after numerous witnesses called 911 to report that a man had shot a woman in an alley.

Horton said the officer saw the 57-year-old man stand near the woman, who was lying on the ground, and as he got closer the man pointed a gun at him. He said the officer fire at him in self-defense.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital. The officer was not injured.

The man and his wife’s name were not immediately released.

The circumstances surrounding her death were under investigation. Police said the suspect owned a business nearby.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live