Timothy Delgado, a prosecutor in California, is believed to have shot and killed his wife before killing himself on Sunday, March 8. According to a statement by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Timothy Delgado was a 43-year-old assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of California.
The statement, posted on Twitter, says the police believe that Delgado shot his wife, 45-year-old Tamara Delgado, before shooting himself. They are investigating the incident in Granite Bay as a murder/suicide.
The full statement says: “We are investigating yesterday’s homicide as a murder/suicide. Decedents are Timothy Delgado, 43, & Tamara Delgado, 45, of Granite Bay. We believe that Mr. Delgado fatally shot his wife before turning the gun on himself. Mr. Delgado was a prosecutor with the US Attorney’s Office.”
Heavy has reached out to the U.S. Attorney’s offices in the Eastern District of California for a comment but did not immediately hear back.
Placer County Sheriff’s Office Announced First That They Were Investigating a Homicide, Then as a Murder-Suicide
According to the Sacramento Bee, a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott emailed a statement which reads: “The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California was notified on Sunday, March 8, 2020, of the death of Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Delgado and his wife. We were informed that Mr. Delgado and his wife were found deceased in their home. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating with the assistance of FBI, and we are fully cooperating with the investigation.”
The first tweet from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office on March 8 indicated that they were conducting a homicide investigation on Wesbourne Way in Granite Bay.
It reads: “Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation on Wesbourne Way, in Granite Bay. There’s no danger to the community at this time, however, the area is closed for our investigation.”
They Had Recently Married in November 2019, According to Social Media
According to Tamara’s Facebook, it appears as though they had just gotten married in November 2019. Timothy Delgado worked as an assistant U.S. attorney focusing primarily on narcotics and firearm cases, according to news releases on cases in the U.S. attorney’s office. According to the State Bar of California, Timothy Delgado was a Sacramento County attorney who obtained his degree at the University of Chicago Law School and was admitted to the California bar in 2011. He was admitted to the Washington bar in 2005. He previously attended the University of Washington for his undergrad studies.
Timothy Delgado was the lead prosecutor in the sentencing of a man convicted of firearms charges two weeks ago in Eastern District of California court, according to the Vacaville Reporter. He was also listed as the prosecutor in a case that to the indictment of five suspects on federal gun charges on February 13, according to The Reporter.
Tamara Zars Delgado worked for CRC Group as an insurance professional, according to her LinkedIn profile. Her description indicates that she was a commercial insurance professional with expertise in underwriting and business development.
Tamara Delgado was originally from San Antonio, Texas, according to her Facebook profile. She is pictured in photos with her adult daughter and young son, including a picture taken with them and Timothy Delgado at her wedding.
The home where the apparent murder-suicide occurred, on Wesbourne Way in Granite Bay, California, was purchased by Timothy Delgado and Tamara Zars in June 2019 for $750,000, according to property records.