"Paula Torres, L.A. Homicide No. 1: Man Kills Wife, then himself, on New Year's Day"

The Los Angeles Police Department is reporting its first murder of the New Year. According to police reports, Jose Torres allegedly shot his wife Paula, then himself, at their Watts home on New Year's Day.


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The shooting occurred about 1:10 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of East 108th Street. The couple's daughter apparently called 911 to report that her father had fatally shot her mother, then turned the gun on himself. They were pronounced dead at the scene. A motive for the shooting is unclear. Anyone with information should contact South Bureau Homicide at 213-485-4341.


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