Woman Shot in Head Is Declared Brain-Dead

<i> From Associated Press</i>

A mother shot in the head, allegedly by her estranged husband during a child-custody exchange at a McDonald’s restaurant, was expected to be removed from life support Monday.

Yolanda Hubbard, 32, apparently involved in an argument with Ronald Hubbard, 42, was shot Sunday night while her three small children were nearby, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said.

The mother remained on life support after being declared brain-dead at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where officials were working with her relatives so her organs could be harvested.

Tony Nelson, 36, a companion of the woman, was shot in the hand but was in good condition, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Beavers.


“The sergeant who arrived there described the situation as chaotic,” said Capt. Rodney Hoops. “It was a normal Sunday evening, so I imagine it [the restaurant] was busy.”

None of the three children were hurt in the 7:22 p.m. shooting. They reportedly were later placed with relatives.

Ronald Hubbard was arrested for investigation of two counts of attempted murder, but Beavers said she expected the allegation to be changed to murder if Yolanda Hubbard is declared dead.

Deputies arriving at the restaurant found the woman lying in the parking lot with the wounded man kneeling next to her.


Hubbard allegedly fled with the children, 3-year-old twins and a 5-year-old, but surrendered at his home in Fontana.