Sheriff: Part-time Lake County deputy shot by wife, in serious condition

A part-time Lake County Sheriff's deputy was shot Friday morning by his wife, authorities said.

Paula Ann Piveronas, 63, of Lakeport called 911 just after 7 a.m. to report she'd shot her husband several times, said Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Brooks.

The District Attorney's Office identified the deputy as Bob Piveronas, 66, who is employed seasonally as a marine patrol deputy.

Paula Piveronas was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a firearm and infliction of corporal injury on a spouse.

She's being held in the Lake County jail on $700,000 bail.

District Attorney Don Anderson said he believes Piveronas was shot twice and that his condition is serious.

Officials did not say what may triggered the shooting, or what type of weapon was used. Anderson said his investigators are still working on the case.

The shooting stunned the couple's next door neighbor, Sally Manthey.

"It's just a shock really," she said. "They seemed to be getting along."

In an April 2012 Facebook posting, Bob Piveronas wrote: "Happily Married To The Woman of My Dreams, Paula Ann!!"

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