Bell Gardens, California Mayor Daniel Crespo Shot Dead, Wife Arrested In Domestic Violence Drama, Highlight Hollywood News


Mayor Daniel Crespo of Bell Gardens, California was shot dead on Tuesday, a representative for the city has confirmed to Highlight Hollywood late Tuesday.   Crespo was shot three times in his home and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.



Crespo and his 19-year-old son were engaged in a dispute that became physical, the Lieutenant Sheriff’s Department told Highlight Hollywood.  Crespo’s wife then produced a handgun and shot her husband three times in the upper torso. Crespo was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.



Crespo’s wife was detained by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. His son gave himself up voluntarily to the Bell Gardens Police Department.



Bell Gardens is located approximately 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.



According to the city’s website, Crespo relocated from from New York City to Bell Gardens in 1987 and was elected to the city council in 2001.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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