Rayshaun Cole, 30

Chula Vista, California
October 17, 2015

Agencies: U.S. Customs and Border Protection - US

Cause of death: Shooting

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer fatally shot her boyfriend in their Chula Vista apartment Saturday, telling police that it was in self-defense as he was hitting her, authorities said.

Melissa Hayes-Spencer, 30, voluntarily went to the Chula Vista police headquarters for further questioning. She was later booked into jail on a charge of murder, Chula Vista police said.

She called 911 about 8:45 a.m. saying she'd just shot her boyfriend and needed medical assistance, said police Lt. Fritz Reber.

Police arrived at the Pinnacle at Otay Ranch apartment complex on Santa Rita Drive off Palomar Street and found the 30-year-old man on the bedroom floor with a gunshot wound to his chest, Reber said. Hayes-Spencer was with him rendering aid.

Paramedics declared him dead at 9:16 a.m.

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October 2015 No charges for officer who killed him

Jan 2016 Officer dies in road accident

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