Man Shot Wife in Cardiff Home: Deputies

By Katia López-Hodoyán
|  Saturday, Jul 24, 2010  |  Updated 9:04 AM PDT
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Neighbors say it looked like a scene from a movie.

Neighbors say it looked like a scene from a movie.

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Neighbors say it looked like a scene from a movie. Guns were drawn, shots were fired and a married couple was sent to a hospital.

Just after 6 p.m. Friday, neighbors say they heard a lot of screaming coming from a home in the 2300 block of Oxford Avenue in Cardiff.

“A woman crying for help, like, ‘help me, help me,’ and it was pretty loud,” said a witness.

Witnesses say a 40-year-old woman was shot in the chest and wrist by her spouse, Mark Coordt, 44, in their home.

“The neighbors were scrambling for help,” said a witness.

She was carried out to the street before paramedics took her to a hospital.

“Along with two other neighbors, we helped her to control her bleeding,” said a neighbor.

For a few minutes it was chaos.

“I saw a whole bunch of cop cars come up with guns drawn and looking for somebody, definitely,” said another witness.

When officers arrived, neighbors say Coordt was apparently still in the area and had a weapon.

“There was probably five to ten of them. A lot of them were going through the back yards here within these few houses,” said a witness.

Neighbors say Coordt was confrontational at times and was known for having run-ins with other neighbors.

“A typical bully. Nobody tried to antagonize him, he went looking for trouble, yelling and screaming and running inside and getting a camera,” said another neighbor.

Detectives eventually found the man they were looking for.

“Both had gunshot wounds, both were transported to local hospitals,” said Sgt. Jack Reynolds.

Detectives would not say if Coordt shot himself or if someone else shot him. Both are expected to survive.

Coordt was arrested for attempted murder.

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