Suspected Love Triangle Leads to Attempted Murder Suicide in Fullerton: Police

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Police were investigating an apparent murder suicide triggered by a love triangle on Nov. 18, 2015.

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Police in Fullerton were investigating an apparent attempted-murder suicide triggered by a love triangle involving a man, his estranged wife and her new boyfriend.

The incident occurred around 1:50 p.m. near the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Ash Avenue.

Investigators were still trying to determine how the woman, her new boyfriend and her estranged husband all ended up in the woman’s car,  said Sgt. Kathryn Hamel with the Fullerton Police Department.

At some point, the husband got out of the car and began shooting at the boyfriend, Hamel said.

Despite being wounded, Hamel said, the boyfriend got out of the vehicle and chased after the husband.

The husband shot the boyfriend several more times, before turning the gun on himself, Hamel said.

Both men were transported to the hospital where the husband was pronounced dead.

The boyfriend was listed in critical condition, Hamel said.

The woman was not injured.

Police had not released the names of anyone involved in shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident was urged to contact Detective Barry Coffman of the Fullerton Police Department at 714-738-5361.

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