By Danielle Chavira

LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Loveland police arrested and released a 50-year-old man Saturday afternoon after they say he shot and killed his ex-wife. Police responded to a home on Blackstone Court where they found the woman shot.

She died at the scene.

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Witnesses tell police the two were arguing about custody issues surrounding their son. Police say the woman pulled out a pistol and threatened to kill the suspect. In doing so, police say she put four other relatives, including two juveniles, in jeopardy.

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Investigators say they believe the suspect tried to get the relatives out of the house, out of harms way, when he retrieved a pistol and confronted the woman.

The two then physically fought each other, and the woman was shot.

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Loveland police says the man was released and does not currently face charges. The investigation is ongoing.

Danielle Chavira