Salvador Martinez Rivera, a 63-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Tuesday, July 10, in the 12700 block of Samoline Avenue in Downey, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Downey police investigators were called to Rivera's home shortly before 2 p.m. after a family member discovered him and his wife with gunshot wounds, said Sgt. Maria Villegas.
Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:18 p.m., according to coroner's records.
His wife, who has not been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital where she is listed in critical condition, Villegas said.
Investigators believe the shooting was a murder-suicide, Villegas said, "and we believe the female was the aggressor, based on the way the bodies were found."
Villegas said she couldn't provide further details, but said investigators found a gun in the bedroom where Rivera and his wife were shot ...