Man accused of shooting wife in La Mesa after being served divorce papers

Incident on 7300 block of Princeton Avenue

LA MESA, Calif. - An 82-year-old La Mesa man was in custody Friday on suspicion of shooting his wife of 54 years, leaving her with apparently non-life threatening wounds, after she served him with divorce papers.

Clyde Jay Hayen allegedly opened fire at the couple's home in the 7300 block of Princeton Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Thursday, according to La Mesa police.

Paramedics took the 73-year-old victim to a hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to her abdomen and one of her hands, police Lt. Matt Nicholass said. She was listed in stable condition Friday morning.

Hayen was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of attempted murder. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.


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