Monday, July 21, 2014

Gunman Found Dead After Shooting Two

"RIVERSIDE, CA — A 43-year-old Jurupa Valley woman was fatally shot by her estranged husband who later killed himself Saturday, July 19, authorities said.

"Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 3400 block of Skylane Drive shortly after 8:30 a.m. They found a woman in the driveway of a home suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a Riverside County sheriff’s news release.

"The woman, Simona Mateas, was taken to a hospital, where she died, the release said.

"Deputies found a second person at the home with gunshot wounds. The person was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the release stated.

"At about 2 p.m., the San Bernardino Police Department received a call of a suicide in the 1900 block of West Lincoln Avenue, said San Bernardino police Sgt. Brett Birnbaum.

"The man who killed himself, identified as Avram Mateas, was the suspect in the shooting. Simona and Avram Mateas were going through a divorce, the release said."


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