St. Francois Co. deputies: Woman shot, killed husband after he threatened to kill her

Deputies say a woman shot and killed her husband near Farmington early on Thursday morning, August 10.
Published: Aug. 10, 2023 at 8:00 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2023 at 11:36 AM CDT
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ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A woman shot and killed her husband early Thursday morning, August 10 after he threatened to kill her, deputies say.

According to a release from the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, Jackie Lynn Baldwin, Jr, 43, was shot and killed at his home in the 2500 block of Missouri Route H, near Farmington, just after 2 a.m.

Deputies say the shooting followed a domestic violence incident that began several hours earlier on Wednesday evening and continued throughout the night.

Baldwin, Jr.’s 37-year-old wife told deputies she shot her husband after he got a gun, “in an alcohol-fueled rage,” stating he intended to kill her. She said she believed he intended to follow through with his threat because he told her multiple times throughout the evening he was going to kill her.

After the shooting, Baldwin, Jr. and his wife called 911.

Deputies say Baldwin, Jr. died while on the phone with 911 operators, just before EMS and law enforcement arrived at the scene.

Once the investigation is complete, deputies say the case will be forwarded to the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review.

No charges have been filed at this time.