LOS ANGELES – After Lana Rae Meisner, the wife of former Eagles bassist Randy Meisner, was accidentally shot and killed in the couple’s home Sunday night, the musician has been placed on a 72 hour psych hold.
Meisner was hospitalized shortly after the incident Sunday, and according to an attorney for Meisner’s friend James Newton, the musician is unreachable.
“The only thing I know that I think is being widely reported right now is that he is indeed on a 72-hour [psychiatric] hold, and as far as I know, my client James Newton nor the family have been able to get through to him yet,” Newton’s lawyer Troy Martin told FOX411.
Newton, through his attorney, argued for Meisner to be put under conservatorship in April 2015 after a series of tumultuous incidents.
In January 2015, the former Eagles member was placed under court-ordered 24-hour supervision after allegedly threatening murder-suicide with an AK-47 and pills.
In court in April 2015, Newton’s lawyer claimed Meisner was bipolar and suffered “suicidal ideations.”
In audio from a 911 call from this week's incident, the dispatcher is heard saying Meisner “suffers from a mental disorder” and “is possibly armed with a BB gun.” However, police have confirmed the BB gun was not connected to his wife’s death.
Martin said Meisner reached out to Newton for help in recent years.
“They were friends many years ago back in Nebraska and they had sort of lost contact up to a couple of years ago when Randy was at a traumatic brain rehab facility,” he said. “Jim had reached out to him by the phone and went out and visited him and at that point Randy asked Jim to help him…There was the conservatorship and that was Jim was attesting to help him was to try to get a professional in there to help take care of him.”
The LAPD has revealed police had been to the Meisner residence earlier in the day Sunday, at 5:30 p.m., and they took a domestic violence incident report and left. Around 7 p.m. police responded to a call regarding a shooting, and Lana Rae Meisner was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Mrs. Meisner was moving a rifle that was stored inside a case in a closet," a press release explained. "As she lifted the rifle in the case, another item within the case shifted and hit the trigger of the rifle causing it to fire and fatally injure Mrs. Meisner."
Police confirmed Meisner was in another part of the house when the gun went off and he has not been charged for the crime.
Martin said those closest to Meisner are worried for his well-being.
“We are very concerned with the reports that he has threatened to kill himself and so what our hope is that he will be receptive to his family being involved so they can give him the support he needs in this very difficult time.”
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