Attorney Claudia Osuna holds a photo of the Crespo family – from top left to bottom right, Bell Gardens, Calif., Mayor Daniel Crespo, his daughter Crystal, his wife Levette and son Daniel Crespo Jr. – during a news conference in Bell Gardens, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say Levette Crespo shot her husband, Daniel Crespo, several times Tuesday, Sept. 30, after he got into a physical altercation with their 19-year-old son. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Levette Crespo’s attorney Eber Bayona, not shown, says his client is a victim of years of domestic violence with evidence that will corroborate that claim, but gave no details. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Daniel Crespo, mayor of a Los Angeles suburb, was shot to death Sept. 30 during an argument with his wife, according to The Associated Press.

Paramedics were called to a Bell Gardens condominium around 2:30 p.m. following a heated argument between Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette Crespo, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez told the AP.

The couple’s 19-year-old son Daniel Jr. tried to break them up, which led to a tussle between the father and son.

Levette Crespo then proceeded to grab a gun and shoot her husband several times in the torso.  Crespo was then taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The 43-year-old woman was then detained for questioning, but officials released and did not charge her, according to CNN. They also did not release the subject of the couple’s argument.

“The facts of the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who will determine if criminal charges will be filed,” the sheriff’s department said according to CNN.

Crespo and his wife had been married for 28 years after meeting in New York, according to