92-Year-Old Man Fatally Shoots 72-Year-Old Wife in South L.A. on Valentine’s Day: LAPD

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A man shot and killed his wife in the Vermont-Slauson area of South L.A. on Tuesday as the nation celebrated Valentine’s Day, police said.

Officers respond to the scene where a 92-year-old man shot his wife on Feb. 14, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers respond to the scene where a 92-year-old man reportedly shot his wife on Feb. 14, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident was reported around 7 p.m. near the intersection of South Vermont Avenue and West 60th Street, according to Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The incident apparently began as a verbal argument between the man, 92, and his 72-year-old wife, officers said. At some point, the husband allegedly pulled out a shotgun and opened fire.

His wife was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man was detained and the gun used was recovered by police, officials said.

No further details were immediately available.