San Bernardino Police Arrest Gunman in Triple Shooting That Left 2 Women Dead, 1 Injured

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Police arrested a man in connection with a triple shooting in San Bernardino on Friday that left his ex-girlfriend and another woman dead, and a third woman wounded.

Nimeone King was arrested on Aug. 24, 2018, in connection with the deadly shootings. (Credit: SBPD)

Nimeone King was arrested walking in the area of 7th Street and Medical Center Drive, several hours after the deadly shooting that was reported around  7:30 a.m. in the 100 block of West Wabash Street, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a news release.

At the time of his arrest, police said King was in possession of a partially loaded firearm.

Darlene Franken is seen in a photo released by the San Bernardino Police Department on Aug. 24, 2018.

First-responders discovered the two women suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to San Bernardino police spokeswoman Eileen Hards.

Police identified the women as Valerie Vajda, 37, who was previously in a relationship with King for about one year, and 61-year-old Darlene Franken.

A 50-year-old woman also suffered a minor graze wound and was treated and released from the hospital.

Police said Valerie Vajda, 37, was the ex-girlfriend of Nimeone King. (Credit: SBPD)

“She was just a loving woman, just somebody that cares for other people who would take anybody in,” said Franken’s nephew, Michael Blair, who was at work when he saw the shooting on the KTLA Morning News.  “She had a big heart.”

Detectives said the motive for the deadly shootings remained under investigation.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.

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