California man killed by police after shooting wife

November 7, 2018

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Officers responding to a domestic violence call in Southern California say they fatally shot a man after he critically wounded his wife and pointed a rifle at police.

Corona police said Wednesday that officers responded to calls about a domestic violence dispute at a home involving a possibly armed man and an injured woman on Tuesday night.

When officers arrived, police Officer Tobias Kouroubacalis (kuh-ROO’-buh-kal-is) says they positioned a rescue vehicle outside the home and began trying to communicate with the man. That’s when Kouroubacalis says the 68-year-old man pointed a rifle at them, prompting them to fatally shoot him.

Kouroubacalis says the man’s 59-year-old wife was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and that it’s believed her husband shot her. She’s hospitalized in critical condition.

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