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Woman shoots, kills partner who threatened her in 'alcohol-fueled rage,' police say

Jackie Lynn Baldwin Jr. was shot and killed early Thursday morning.

FARMINGTON, Mo. — A man was shot to death by a woman after police said he threatened to kill her. Two were married and law enforcement is investigating the incident.

According to a press release from the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department, officers were called to a report of a shooting at a home on the 2500 block of Missouri Route H. When officers arrived, they found 43-year-old Jackie Lynn Baldwin Jr. suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said the woman shot Baldwin after he threatened to kill her and went to retrieve a gun. Police said Baldwin was in "an alcohol-fueled rage" at the time of the threats and shooting.

The woman said she believed Baldwin was going to follow through on the threat because of his history of domestic assault. According to online court documents, Baldwin in 2009 entered an Alford plea in a domestic assault case out of Desloge, Missouri. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Baldwin and the woman both called 911 after the shooting. Baldwin died while on the phone, the sheriff's department said.

No charges have been filed in the case as of 11:15 a.m.

The department said the case will be forwarded to the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for review after the investigation is complete.

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