Gina Gautier died after suffering gunshot wounds during the domestic dispute, according to authorities

By Gabrielle Chung
January 12, 2021 08:28 PM
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Tim Gautier, the writer and producer behind the 2016 religious film Eternal Salvation, has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of his wife, Gina Gautier.

The 55-year-old filmmaker was arrested and booked on one count of murder on Monday evening, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

He is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

Gina was shot on Monday morning during a domestic dispute at an apartment in Thousand Oaks, California, authorities said.

She was taken to Los Robles Regional Medical Center, where she died of her injuries.

According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Tim was detained by deputies inside the apartment and a handgun was found at the scene.

A representative for Gautier did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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In addition to Eternal Salvation, Gautier wrote and produced a 2003 short film called A Fight for Glory, which also lists his wife Gina as a producer.

Gautier, who has worked in the film industry for over 15 years, also served as the creator and executive producer for the magazine entertainment television series Stars of Tomorrow, according to his profile on the Eternal Salvation movie's website.

Online jail records show that Gautier is currently held on $500,000 bond at the Ventura Pre-Trial Detention Facility.