A woman shot in the head after a loud argument on a downtown street corner Saturday afternoon has died according to a family member.
The woman, identified as 57-year-old Deborah Gotell, was shot in the head and arm just north of San Diego's congested downtown Gaslamp area, police said.
Her husband, Joseph Gotell, 83, was arrested shortly after allegedly firing several rounds about 2:15 p.m. on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, police said.
A witness said the husband and wife were involved in a physical altercation before the suspect lifted up his shirt, pulled out a gun and fired before dropping the gun and casually walking away.
Many people ran away from the scene screaming, a second witness said.
Security guards at a nearby hotel ran to the victim's aid, holding Gotell down until police arrived. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital. On Sunday, the woman's granddaughter posted messages on Facebook asking her grandmother to rest in peace.
After the shooting on Saturday, San Diego police and San Diego fire responded and closed all traffic within an approximate one-block radius from the scene, affecting what is a busy route for city buses.
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