ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. – A woman fatally shot her husband early Thursday morning in response to an alleged alcohol-fueled threat in St. Francois County, authorities say.
Investigators say Jackie Lynn Baldwin Jr., 43, was found shot inside a home in the 2500 block of Missouri Route H near Farmington. He was shot as part of a domestic violence situation.
Baldwin died after several gunshot wounds, though he allegedly threatened to kill his wife while under the influence of alcohol, according to the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, “Her belief that he intended to follow through with his threat was bolstered by the fact that he had told her multiple times throughout the evening that he was going to kill her, and his long history of domestic assaults of not only herself, but of former domestic partners, as well.”
After the shooting, Baldwin and his wife both called 911 for medical assistance. Once authorities arrived to the scene, Baldwin was pronounced deceased inside the home.
No criminal charges have been filed at this time, though the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case.
St. Francois County deputies collected evidence from the scene and continue to witness interviews as part of the investigation.
This is a developing story. FOX 2 will update as more information becomes available.