Police say teen wife killed by estranged husband

SAN BERNARDINO — Alejandro Villalobos, 20, is now in custody for the death of his estranged teenage wife, 17-year-old Tannia Villalobos.

San Bernardino police found Tannia suffering from several gunshot wounds about 7:30 p.m. Sunday inside a house along the 1100 block of West 11th Street. She was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where she later died.

“When the officers arrived at the house, they also found the victim’s husband, Alejandro Villalobos, standing outside,” investigators said in a written statement released early Monday.

Lt. Jarrod Burguan, spokesman for the sheriff’s department, said family members were the ones who called police. Coroner reports put the exact time of the emergency call at 7:18 p.m. Tannia was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m., having suffered severe upper body trauma.

The suspect and the victim have been married for approximately one year and have one child together, according to the police’s written statement. “Reports indicate that they had recently separated.”

According to police reports, “several family members witnessed the incident.”

The suspect was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

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