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Man suspected of killing wife in Montebello turns himself in to authorities

A 29-year-old Tustin man suspected of fatally shooting his estranged wife with a handgun turned himself into the Whittier Police Department early Sunday and was arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said.

Authorities had been searching for Arthur Andrew Andrade since Saturday about 8:30 a.m., when he allegedly shot Soria Esperanza, 24, multiple times in the parking lot of her place of employment in the 100 block of West Washington Boulevard in Montebello, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Esperanza, who suffered injuries to her upper body, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two, who were separated and had been in the process of getting a divorce, were arguing just before the shooting began.

Andrade turned himself in at 1 a.m. He was taken to the Montebello police station and is being held in lieu of $1-million bail. Authorities are still searching for the weapon and the vehicle Andrade allegedly used to flee the scene.

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