Sort of a Raymond Chandler/Mickey Spillane story from 1958. Part of a "Los Angeles 50 Years Ago" series. They follow up and reveal what happened to the suspect, the ex-husband, the cops and the reporters, etc.
"If you've got to resist, your chances of being hurt are less the more lethal your weapon. If that were my wife, would I want her to have a .38 Special in her hand? Yeah." - Dr. Arthur Kellermann, Health Magazine (March/April 1994) p 61