85-Year-Old Man Charged With Attempting to Murder Wife in Alameda Care Facility

An 85-year-old Alameda man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting his wife and then turning his gun on himself at a care facility last month, police said.

Florentino Morata was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, according to Alameda police Sgt. Alan Kuboyama.

The shooting occurred at the Crown Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 508 Westline Drive in Alameda at about 10:15 p.m. on Nov. 22, police said.

Officers found Morata's 85-year-old wife, who'd been shot, as well as Morata, who had an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

Morata and his wife were transported to Highland Hospital in Oakland to be treated for their injuries.

Morata remained at the hospital until Sunday, when he was released and then booked into Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where he's being held without bail, Kuboyama said. His wife remains hospitalized, according to Kuboyama.

The gun that Morata allegedly used in the shooting was recovered at the scene, police said.

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