By Gina Yarbrough
El Cajon, CA–A husband was arrested Monday accused of killing his wife at their home in El Cajon, authorities said.
The woman’s husband, Abdulhannan Abdurazaq Al Wari, was taken into custody by El Cajon Police Department detectives and booked into San Diego County Jail on charges of homicide. Al Wari is not known to have a criminal history, El Cajon Police Lt. Randy Soulard said.
El Cajon police and medics from Heartland Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a shooting at 5:33 a.m. at a private residence located in the 1500 block of Soma Place.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a 37-year-old woman in a bedroom with a gunshot wound. The woman was later pronounced dead at the scene. Also in the home at the time of the shooting were Al Wari, and the couple’s 9 children, ages ranging from 2 years to 17 years old.
After an extensive investigation, detectives determined the woman was shot by her husband.
The name of the woman is not being released pending notification of the family by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Child Welfare Services is currently working to place the children. None of them were harmed during the incident.
The El Cajon Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding these incidents to call them at (619) 579-3311, San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477 or visit sdcrimestoppers.org.