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Man fatally shot by wife in Metairie was Tulane law student

Tulane Law School is offering free grief and loss resources to students who are affected by the incident.

A man who was shot and killed by his wife during an alleged domestic violence altercation in Metairie Friday night was a Tulane Law student, according to a university email sent to students and staff obtained by WWL-TV.

The man has been identified by the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office as 27-year-old Ian Mastin. He was a first-year law student at Tulane.

“It is with profound sorrow that I must share that a member of our first-year class, Ian Mastin, was killed last night in Metairie,” the email, sent from Dean David Meyer, read.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Mastin was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds when they arrived to the scene in the 2900 block of Transcontinental Drive on Friday night. Mastin’s wife called 911 after shooting him.

Police say when questioned by investigators, Mastin’s wife said there was a history of physical and psychological abuse by her husband and she feared she would lose her life during Friday’s incident due to the years of abuse. She was able to provide a “significant amount of corroborating evidence” and multiple injuries on her to back up her statements about the abuse and the deadly altercation, the sheriff’s office says.

“While we do not yet know all of the circumstances, our hearts go out to those affected by this terrible tragedy. We recognize that Ian’s passing and the circumstances surrounding it will, of course, be deeply upsetting to many members of our Tulane Law community,” the email read in part.

The woman was released without charges and the investigation, once complete, will be given to the parish DA’s office. Tulane Law School is offering free grief and loss resources to students who are affected by the incident.