Man accused of fatally shooting ex's new boyfriend

February 8, 2010 8:26:02 AM PST
Pasadena police are investigating a fatal shooting after they say a man opened fire on his ex-wife's new boyfriend. Police responded to a shooting at Burke and Southmore around 1pm Sunday. Police say a woman and her new boyfriend were in one car when the woman's ex-husband, Jose Zayas, pulled up along side the car and shot through the side window, fatally shooting the new boyfriend, Jose Maldonado, in the head.

"It's gonna be some type of domestic disturbance between the vehicle behind us and possibly the subject we have in custody," said Detective Matt Bruegger with the Pasadena Police Department. "He contacted the police department and then there was a short chase, short foot chase and then he was apprehended."

Zayas' ex-wife was driving and pulled into a gas station seeking help. Maldonado, 31, died at the scene.

Police say Zayas had the couple's two children in his car at the time, but they were not hurt. Zayas, 48, is charged with murder.


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