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Frazier Park man shoots ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend then turns gun on himself

Posted at 3:51 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 18:51:32-04

ARVIN, Calif. — A Frazier Park man is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound as a result of what Arvin Police Officers are calling a love triangle.

Officials said on Sunday night around 7:30 p.m., officers answered to a call on 5th Avenue in Arvin regarding a woman claiming her boyfriend had been shot multiple times. The woman also told police the shooter was possibly still near there trailer.

When cops arrived, they found 28-year-old Luis Ruben Rubio suffering from one gunshot wound. Officials said he was unconscious but still breathing.

Arvin Police also found 29-year old Billy Jean Hayworth inside the home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Both Hayworth and Rubio were given medical aid on the scene before the Kern County Fire Department and Hall Ambulance crews arrived. They were both taken to local hospitals where Rubio later died from his injuries and Hayworth received emergency surgery and is currently listed in stable condition.

Arvin Police Department said its investigation revealed the deadly incident was the result of a love triangle where Rubio came to the home and shot Hayworth who is the new boyfriend of the woman who called 911. Officials said, Rubio then shot himself before officers arrived on scene.

According to witness statements and evidence, Arvin PD determined Rubio is considered the only suspect for this case.