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Wife of Eagles’ Randy Meisner Shot Dead in Midst of Domestic Violence Situation

Lana Rae Meisner, the wife of Eagles co-founder, Randy Meisner, was shot dead in the couple’s LA home on Sunday.

Details are still sketchy, but here’s what we know so far:

  • At around 5:30, Lana called the LAPD to say that Randy was threatening her with a BB gun and “acting erratically.”
  • At 7pm, Randy called the cops to report that Lana was dead. She’d been shot in the head. He says she’d accidentally shot herself while looking for something in a closet, a place where the couple kept at least two guns.
  • So far, police are ruling her death to be an accident. They say she was moving a rifle inside a case in the closet when the gun went off.

Other notes to this tragedy:

  • Randy has had mental health issues (bipolar disorder) and has been reported to cops for threatening to shoot people in the past, once with an AK-47.
  • He’s also reported to have problems with alcohol.

More details can be found here.



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One thought on “Wife of Eagles’ Randy Meisner Shot Dead in Midst of Domestic Violence Situation

  • Am I missing something or is there a reason that police didn’t go to the house when she called 911 an hour and a half before he did?


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