76-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Fatally Shooting 75-Year-Old Husband in Malibu-Area Home: LASD

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Authorities investigate a fatal shooting near Malibu on Aug. 2, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting near Malibu on Aug. 2, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The wife of a man found dead inside a home in an unincorporated area near Malibu was arrested Thursday, officials said.

A shooting was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 500 block of Westlake Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated.

Arriving deputies found a man inside the home suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene and later identified as 75-year-old Arnold Farran, according to a news release.

An investigation into the man’s death led authorities to arrest his wife, 76-year-old Patricia Farran, the Sheriff’s Department stated. She was booked at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station on suspicion of murder and was being held in lieu of $2 million bail, the statement read.

A weapon was recovered at the scene.

Investigators have not yet determined a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

KTLA’s Juan Flores contributed to this story.

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