Former Eagles bassist Randy Meisner did not shoot his wife to death Sunday, as police say Lana Rae Meisner accidentally shot herself.

Law enforcement sources reportedly told TMZ that 90 minutes before Meisner called to report his wife was shot, she called 911 to report a domestic incident at their Studio City house. She reportedly said Meisner was waiving a BB gun around and "acting erratically."

Police received a second call just before 7 p.m. from Meisner, saying hie wife went into another room and closed the door. He then heard a gun shot and found she'd been shot in the head.

Los Angeles police detectives told TMZ she was "moving a rifle that was stored inside the closet" when it went off inside its soft case. The bullet's trajectory told police that it was an accidental shooting.

Randy Meisner, former bassist for The Eagles.
Randy Meisner, former bassist for The Eagles. (Tribune)

TMZ reported Meisner was taken to the hospital at 4:45 a.m. Monday, "acting in an altered state."

The couple had a history of conflicts. Meisner's children tried to get a conservatorship over his affairs, based on what they said was his mental instability. He also threatened to kill people at an Encino hospital last year with an AK-47.

Meisner was best known for singing The Eagles hit "Take it to The Limit."

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