Woman Fatally Shot by Another Woman at Family Gathering in Brea: Police

UPDATE NO. 2, JAN 13, 2:02 P.M.: As Eunsoo Bae and several family members were standing in front of a Brea home preparing to leave for dinner, the La Habra woman pulled a gun out of her purse and fired 10 rounds at her 40-year-old niece, the now-late Jennifer Lee, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

Bae was subdued by family members while others called 9-1-1. Her arraignment hearing yesterday was continued to Jan. 27, when she faces felony murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a firearm. The 64-year-old could get 50 years to life in prison if convicted, the OCDA says.

UPDATE NO. 1, JAN 12, 10:10 A.M.:
The Brea Police Department has identified the slaying victim and her alleged killer from Tuesday afternoon’s fatal shooting at a North Tangerine Place family gathering. The deceased is Jennifer Lee, 40, of Claremont. Her aunt, Eunsoo Bae, 64, of La Habra, is being held on suspicion of murder and $1 million bail in Orange County Jail. Brea Police Lt. Darrin Devereux said the shooting stemmed from a family dispute but did not elaborate.

ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 11, 8:25 A.M.: A woman was fatally shot by a woman who was part of the victim’s family at a family gathering in Brea Tuesday, according to police.

Neither the victim nor the suspect, who was taken into custody, has been identified.

The gathering was happening at a home in the 400 block of North Tangerine Place, where the suspect “confronted the victim the driveway” and “shot her multiple times in the upper body with a handgun,” according to a Brea Police Department statement issued around 6 p.m.

The motive of the alleged shooter, who police described as a member of the victim’s extended family, is unknown.

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