Heather Locklear’s crisis grows: Hospitalized after attacking parents, threatening to shoot herself, report says
Heather Locklear, facing charges of attacking police during a domestic violence incident in February, has been hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation after becoming increasingly agitated Sunday to the point that she threatened to shoot herself and attacked her parents, TMZ is reporting.
Booking photo of actress Heather Locklear following her arrest Feb. 25. (Ventura County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
A source told TMZ that the 56-year-old former “Melrose Place” star became unhinged during the day, so her parents went to her home in Thousand Oaks. That’s when Locklear “got violent, choking her mother and hitting her father,” TMZ said.
Her mother called 911 to report that Locklear was behaving erratically and looking for a gun to shoot herself, according to audio of the 911 call. Ventura County Fire and Sheriff’s departments responded to Locklear’s home and transported her to the hospital. As of Monday, the incident was listed as only medical, not criminal.
Locklear was arrested Feb. 25 during an alcohol-fueled domestic violence incident involving her live-in boyfriend Chris Heisser. During the incident, she was intoxicated and “extremely uncooperative and physically combative” with responding sheriff’s deputies, reports said.
She also threatened to shoot deputies if they returned to her home, prompting them to return to her property in early March to search for a .38-caliber pistol registered in her name, a report said. Deputies ultimately did not find the firearm.
In April, her attorneys entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf after she was charged with five misdemeanor counts involving batter on a peace officer and resisting, obstructing or dealing a peace officer.
Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Sambora in 2013. California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Locklear has long raised concerns among family and friends about her mental health and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Locklear is the mother of 20-year-old model Ava Sambora, …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment