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Woman shot in downtown San Diego dies; husband arrested

A 57-year-old woman shot in the head Saturday in downtown San Diego has died, according to the San Diego County medical examiner.

Deborah Gotell was shot after an argument with a companion while walking downtown, police said. Her husband, Joseph Gotell, 83, was arrested and is set for arraignment on Wednesday.

Witnesses said the suspect pulled a gun and fired several times. Joseph Gotell was arrested minutes later without resistance.


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Photo: Joseph and Deborah Gotell, and downtown location where Deborah Gotell was fatally wounded. Credit: Fox5/San Diego

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