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UPDATE: Man accused of killing wife identified

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jan 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 09:45:11-05

UPDATE JAN. 8: The man who is accused of killing his wife is 57-year-old Abebe Y. Teferi, according to booking logs for Clark County Detention Center. However, Teferi is still in the hospital in critical condition. If he is released from the hospital, he will face one count of first-degree murder with a deadly weapon. 

The coroner has not yet identified the deceased. 


Police say that man walked up to his estranged wife who was working as a cashier inside the Herbst Market at West Desert Inn and South Fort Apache Road and shot her multiple times before turning the gun on himself.

The victim died on scene while the shooter was transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition.

The shooting happened around 6:24 p.m. Jan. 6. Police say the man and woman had been estranged for about three months according to relatives.