Posted Aug. 11, 2014
Maria Ines Morales, a 45-year-old Latina, was fatally shot Monday, Aug. 11, in the 14000 block of Herron Street in Sylmar, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 9 p.m., Morales’ son called 911 to report that his father was firing a gun in the home, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers arrived and found Marina Ines Morales in the living room. She had been shot multiple times.
Police then found a 59-year-old man, later identified as Albino Topete Morales, who is Latino, in a bedroom lying on a mattress. Police said it seemed as though he was waiting for police and was taken into custody without a struggle.
Morales, who had been married to Maria Morales for more than 25 years, had been drinking heavily, police said.
A Colt .45-caliber pistol was on a table in the bedroom along ...
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