Va. FBI agent arrested in wife's shooting death

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - An FBI agent who told police in Virginia that he fatally shot his estranged wife last month has been charged in her death.

Media outlets say 43-year-old Arthur Gonzales was charged Friday with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the April 19 shooting death of Julie Serna Gonzales.

Stafford sheriff's office spokesman Bill Kennedy says Gonzales turned himself in shortly after 6 p.m. He is being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

During a recorded 911 call, Gonzales told the dispatcher his wife attacked him with a knife and that he had to shoot her.

He works as a supervisory special agent and instructor at the bureau's National Academy at Quantico.

It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.


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