Gunman in San Bernardino School Shooting Had Threatened His Wife Before: Police

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A gunman who shot and killed his estranged wife, a student and himself at a San Bernardino elementary school Monday had made threats against the woman before but she didn’t take them seriously, according to police.

A photo posted to Cedric Anderson's Facebook account on March 4, 2017, shows him with Karen Smith.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said at a news conference Tuesday that special education instructor Karen Smith had been concerned about her husband Cedric Anderson’s behavior just prior to the shooting at North Park Elementary School.

Smith and Anderson had been married for just two months when she moved out of her house in Riverside, spurred by his accusations that she had been unfaithful to him, Burguan said.

Smith, 53, spent the next month staying with her adult children in Moreno Valley and Riverside, as Anderson contacted her repeatedly trying to persuade her to come home, Burguan said.

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