Crime

81-year-old woman shot and killed by her husband, sheriff’s office says

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office investigates the death of an elderly woman in the 300 block of Jefferson Street in Coalinga on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office investigates the death of an elderly woman in the 300 block of Jefferson Street in Coalinga on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Fresno County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified the woman as Joyce Kozlowski.

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ORIGINAL STORY: An 81-year-old woman was shot and killed by her husband in Coalinga on Friday, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

Coalinga police found the woman in a home on the 300 block of Jefferson Street around 10:30 a.m.

She had a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene, said sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti.

Her 84-year-old husband, Clarence Kozlowski, has been booked into jail on suspicion of murder, and sheriff’s office detectives have taken over the investigation.

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Clarence Kozlowski, 84, was booked into the Fresno County Jail on suspicion of murder. Fresno County Sheriff's Office

The woman’s name is not being released at this time, Botti said.

This is the second homicide of the year in Coalinga, according to Botti. A man was killed in a gang-related shooting in August.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 559-600-3111.

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