Estranged Husband Arrested for Shooting Wife and Stepson

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attempt homicideOn February 25, 2013, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a report of shots heard in the 4800 block of Clair Del Avenue, which resulted in the death of a female adult, and the wounding of a male teenage juvenile.

Officers arrived at an apartment complex and discovered that a woman and her teenage son had been shot inside their apartment. The woman was determined deceased at the scene, and her son was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.

The suspect, who was husband to the woman and stepfather to the teen, fled the scene. He later surrendered himself to the L.A.P.D. while in Los Angeles, who subsequently released him to the custody of the Long Beach Police Department.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it was determined that the couple had recently separated and the suspect was not living at the residence. The shooting stemmed from a domestic incident between the husband and wife, which escalated into the shooting. Detectives are investigating whether there was any history of domestic violence between the couple.

The victim was identified as 41-year-old Lorena Reyes. The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Henry Reyes, was booked for murder and attempted murder, and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail on $1,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Mark McGuire and Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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