Lana Rae Meisner, wife of Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner (right), was shot and killed Sunday (March 6) at the couple’s Los Angeles home.
An LAPD source tells Radar Online that officers visited the couple’s home earlier in the evening on a domestic dispute call. The police were called back about an hour later, where Randy said his wife had been “stumbling around, looking for something in a closet where there were two guns,” according to the source. “She was looking for something in the hall closet, and Randy told cops one of the guns was falling and in the process, Lana Rae caught it and it ended up blowing her head apart.”
The source adds, “Randy seemed to be in shock and wasn’t even able to acknowledge that Lana Rae was dead from a gunshot wound.”
The LAPD confirmed to Page Six that they arrived on the Meisners’ street at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, where they found one person dead and arrested a suspect. They would not confirm the victim’s or the suspect’s identity.
Randy co-founded the Eagles in 1971 with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and the late Glenn Frey. He left the group in 1977 and has reportedly been struggling with bipolar disorder. He and Lana Rae were married in 1996.