Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives are looking for an El Monte man who they said shot and killed his pregnant wife Wednesday night, authorities said.
Octavio Curiel-Martinez, 36, is considered armed and dangerous and may be traveling in a red 2018 Toyota Tacoma with license plate number 81718L2 and a chrome utility box in the truck bed. He is described as 5 feet 7 with brown hair and brown eyes.
Authorities say he killed his pregnant wife, Ana Maria Nunez, 37, and her fetus about 9 p.m. in the 2700 block of Leafdale Avenue. Officers who were dispatched to a home there to investigate a report of an assault with a deadly weapon found Nunez suffering from at least one fatal gunshot wound. The shooting followed a domestic violence incident, authorities said.
Curiel was seen leaving the scene and is believed to be armed with a handgun. He and Nunez have other children, but they were not at home when their mother was killed, investigators said.