Daniel Crespo: Bell Gardens mayor shot dead by wife Levette Crespo
Daniel Crespo, the mayor of California suburb Bell Gardens, has been fatally shot at home and his wife taken into custody.
Mayor Daniel Crespo, 45, got into an argument with his wife, Levette Crespo, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez said.
Levette Crespo is thought to have shot her husband after the couple’s 19-year-old son tried to intervene, said the officer.
Daniel Crespo was mayor of Bell Gardens, a suburb of Los Angeles, and a city council member for more than a decade.
The couple – high school sweethearts – married in 1986 and Daniel Crespo worked as a Los Angeles County probation officer in addition to his duties as mayor.
He was reportedly shot several times and later died en route to the hospital.
Daniel Crespo was elected to the City Council in 2001. The mayor’s post is rotated among council members.
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