WALNUT PARK (CBS) — A Walnut Park man has been arrested in the shooting death of his estranged wife, authorities said Monday.READ MORE: No Burn Order In Effect Through Monday For Many Parts Of Southland
Julio Ramon Solano allegedly shot his wife at a home in the 2800 block of Olive Street at 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Solano, 34, and his wife were reportedly arguing over custody of their children, ages 6 and 11, when the shooting occurred, officials said.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Conchita Dies After Fall During Los Alamitos Race; Second Filly Not This World Also Injured
“I was watching TV and suddenly I heard three gunshots. I went outside and I saw the victim walking towards the white truck and she collapsed,” neighbor Evelyn Tinoco said.
The woman, who was shot in the upper torso, later died at a hospital.
Solano reportedly fled the scene following the shooting, but later returned and was arrested by deputies around 3 a.m., officials said.MORE NEWS: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'
The children were not harmed in the incident and have been placed with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.