CHINO — A woman was shot and killed Sunday by her husband, who later shot himself when confronted by sheriff’s deputies, according to a news release.
Bobby Joe Winters, 74, allegedly shot his wife twice at about 9:30 p.m. at the couple’s daughter’s home in the 12500 block of Arlington Lane in Chino. He then kidnapped his wife from the location, according to a news release.
Winters allegedly shot his wife a third time and left her body in the 300 block of West Elm Street in Ontario, according to a Chino news release.
Angela Winters, 70, was found by Ontario police at 9:36 p.m. and transported to Chino Valley Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, according the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.
Officials have not offered a motive for the slaying.
At about 10:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies found Bobby Joe Winters near his home in Rancho Cucamonga, the news release said.
A neighbor said Winters drove past the home he shared with his wife in the 6900 block of Galatina Place, a small cul-de-sac near Milliken Avenue and Victoria Park Lane.
Deputies were outside Winters’ home, and they appeared to recognize Winters’ silver Mercedes-Benz sedan as it passed, the neighbor said.
Winters stopped his car about midway down Galatina, and five or six armed deputies approached Winters’ car, the neighbor said.
As the deputies approached Winters, he shot himself in the chest with a handgun, the neighbor said.
The neighbor said he saw a gunshot wound on Winters’ chest. Despite the wound, Winters was responsive to commands from deputies, the neighbor said.
Winters was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition, according to the news release.
The neighbor, who asked to remain unnamed, said Winters and his wife have lived on Galatina for about 20 years.
“They’re very nice people,” he said. “I would have never suspected this would happen. (They’re the) friendliest people on the street.”
Winters is being held on suspicion of homicide, domestic violence and kidnapping, according to the news release.
A granddaughter of the couple who lives at the Chino home declined to comment to a reporter on Monday.
“Right now we don’t want to speak about anything,” Joanna Morris said.
People who live in the Chino neighborhood said Winters’ daughter lives in the home in the 12500 block of Arlington Lane with her husband and three daughters.
Two men at the couple’s home in Rancho Cucamonga declined to comment.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Chino Police Department at 909-628-1234.