Police in Stockton were called to Marsh Street this morning on a report of a subject brandishing a firearm.
When officers arrived, they saw a man holding a rifle. He complied when they ordered him to drop the weapon.
Officers then arrested the 44-year-old man. While checking the suspect’s residence, they located a deceased woman who had been shot.
Homicide Detectives have taken over the investigation, and are asking members of the public to come forward with any information.