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LAFD Firefighter Identified in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Long Beach

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A man who apparently committed suicide on Saturday in Long Beach after killing his wife has been identified as 53-year-old Los Angeles Fire Department captain Wayne Havron.

Long Beach Police officers found Havron dead at his home in the 7100 block of Island Village Drive in Long Beach on Saturday after they received a domestic violence call at 10:45 a.m. A woman believed to be Havron’s wife was also found at the scene and taken to the hospital, where she died of gunshot wounds not long after. Her name has not yet been publicly released, according to L.A. County Coroner’s office spokesperson Ed Winter, who told LAist that she is believed to be the homicide victim. A firearm was found at the scene.

Havron was an Los Angeles Fire Department fire captain for more than two decades, the LA Times reported based on a public records. The LAFD confirmed that Havron was an employee, but declined to confirm details of his title or rank.

“The LAFD is aware of a tragic incident involving one of its off-duty members that occurred in the city of Long Beach on Saturday, September 23,” LAFD spokesperson Brian Humphrey said in a statement. “We are cooperating with law enforcement during their investigation, and we offer our sincerest condolences to the family of the victims.”