82-Year-Old Allegedly Shoots Wife, 73, After Getting Divorce Papers

LA MESA, Calif. (KTLA) – An 82-year-old La Mesa man suspected of shooting his 73-year-old wife after she presented him with divorce papers was in custody Friday, police said.


A La Mesa woman was shot Thursday. (credit: KSWB)

Clyde Hayen allegedly shot his wife in the hand and abdomen at their home in the 7300 block of Princeton Avenue around 11:15 p.m Thursday, according to a KSWB report.

Hayen initially refused to let his wife leave the house when police arrived, but the 73-year-old exited the home after a brief standoff, according to police.

Hayen’s neighbors said he was a friendly man who just got out of surgery himself, KSWB reported.

Hayen’s wife was listed in stable condition at an area hospital.

Charges against Hayen were pending.

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