Northeast Bakersfield

Attorney accused of shooting wife; 911 call released

Attorney accused of shooting wife; 911 call released

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — An attorney was arrested Wednesday morning, accused of shooting his wife and then calling 911.

Mark Madrigali, 58, called for an EMT in his conversation with a dispatcher.

The wife was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police said she was unresponsive and had been shot in the torso area.

Madrigali allegedly shot his wife around 3:30 a.m. at their home on the 1200 block of Telegraph Avenue, near Haley Street.

The husband was booked into Kern County jail on suspicion of attempted homicide and spousal abuse, according to police.

Madrigali lists three areas of specialty on his law practice website: drunk-driving, traffic and criminal defense.

911 audio released Thursday