Husband calls 911, says he shot his wife

Posted at 10:26 AM, Jan 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-01 20:34:42-05

A 41-year-old man reported to authorities that he shot and killed his wife Friday at their home in unincorporated El Cajon, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

Havati Faanunu called at 12:34 a.m. and reported that he had just shot his wife at their residence at 8202 Melrose Lane, said Lt. Kenn Nelson of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies dispatched to the home located a dead woman with trauma to her upper body. No one else was at home, Nelson said. A short time later Faanunu turned himself in at the El Cajon Police Department.

The name of the shooting victim as well as the cause and manner of death were pending an autopsy by the medical examiner's office, he said.

The San Diego County Sheriff Department's Homicide Detail asked anyone with any information regarding the death to call them at (858) 974-2321.