A woman who was shot and killed during a domestic violence shooting was in the process of divorcing her husband when he allegedly fatally shot her in Fontana Monday. A day later, the suspect and his daughter were killed in a gun battle with authorities.
Tracy Martinez and her husband, Anthony John Graziano, both 45, were married but separated, and the pair had been living separately for more than a month. The two were in the process of getting a divorce when the fatal encounter occurred Monday morning, police confirmed to KTLA.
“They were just having a sticky separation and the kids were stuck in the middle,” family friend Kelly Layne told reporters Tuesday morning.
Martinez and Graziano were involved in a domestic dispute when shots rang out near Cypress Elementary School around 7:30 a.m. Witnesses told KTLA children were being dropped off at school when the shooting occurred.
One father said Martinez was in a van that she later crashed. She got out of the vehicle and fell to the ground after being shot, the witness said. She later died at a hospital, police said.
At some point Anthony Graziano allegedly abducted their 15-year-old daughter, Savannah Graziano, prompting an Amber Alert in several counties.
On Tuesday, a resident spotted Anthony Graziano in Barstow and authorities eventually pursued him until Hesperia. The chase ended in a police shooting on the 15 Freeway and the suspect and his daughter were fatally shot.