Suspect shot during Primera domestic disturbance dies in hospital

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A 70-year-old domestic violence suspect died in hospital one month after being shot by a Primera police officer.

Primera Police Chief Manuel Trevio confirmed that Willard Hargrove passed away in the hospital on Wednesday.

Hargrove was the suspect in a September 30th domestic violence incident where he allegedly shot at a police officer with a rifle.

The incident ended with the officer firing two shots and one of them hitting Hargrove.

Chief Trevio told Action 4 News that Hargrove suffered from heart complications for years and never recovered from a gunshot wound to his right leg.

Hargrove spent four weeks in the hospital before passing away.