A 46-year-old woman who was shot to death in a Whittier Kohl’s store by her estranged husband was identified Friday by the coroner’s office.
The victim was identified as Yvonne Acosta, the coroner reported.
Her husband, Enrique Acosta, 41, remained in custody for the shooting death of his wife on $2 million bail, according to jail records.
Officers were called about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Whittwood Town Center on Whittier Boulevard near Santa Gertrudes Avenue after getting reports that shots were fired inside, according to the Whittier Police Department.
Yvonne Acosta was found on the floor inside the Kohl’s store and died at the scene, police said.
Enrique Acosta, who lives in an unincorporated area near Whittier, was taken into custody in the Barstow area and booked on suspicion of murder, police said.
Whittier police Officer Hugo Figueroa told City News Service Wednesday afternoon that the suspect, Acosta, was the estranged husband of the victim, and the pair had been separated for about a year. Yvonne Acosta did not work at the store, Figueroa said.
“They were having some type of verbal argument while she was checking out and, at some point, he produced a handgun and shot her,” Figueroa told NBC4.
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