Police officers stand by the scene of a shooting in Bell Gardens, Calif., on Sept. 30, 2014
Nick Ut—AP
October 1, 2014 1:12 AM EDT

Daniel Crespo Sr., mayor of the Los Angeles-area city of Bell Gardens, California, was shot and killed Tuesday during what authorities told NBC News was a domestic dispute with his wife and son. Lyvette Crespo, 43, was detained after she shot her husband “multiple” times in the upper torso about 2:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. ET) and was being detained, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The mayor of the city of 42,000 died a short time later at a hospital.

Few details were immediately available, but deputies said the couple were arguing when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., intervened. Lyvette Crespo then grabbed a firearm and shot her husband, according to investigators…

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