Woman arrested after shooting, killing abusive estranged husband
A 38-year-old Selma woman is behind bars after police say she shot and killed her estranged husband in front of her home Tuesday morning.
Selma police officers were dispatched at 8:30 a.m. to the home at 2113 Church Street, said Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier. Once on the scene, they found 44-year-old Carl Omar Dixon unresponsive in the front yard. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Investigator's took Jacqueline Dixon into custody at the scene. Collier said Jacqueline Dixon shot her husband with a small-caliber handgun. She claimed the victim had charged at her in an aggressive manner.
Collier and Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said Jacqueline Dixon did have a protection from abuse order against her husband, however it appears she did not seek enforcement of the order at times during her marriage. Jacqueline Dixon made the request for the protective order in 2016, according to court records, claiming Carl Omar Dixon had punched her in the face and called her curse words. She said he had done it multiple times but always came back.
A judge issued the order against Carl Omar Dixon and awarded temporary custody of the couple's two young children to Jacqueline Dixon.
Jackson said the couple had domestic issues in the past. He said Tuesday's argument possibly started after Carl Omar Dixon found a condom at his wife's house that did not belong to him and he thought she was cheating.
Investigators presented their findings to the District Attorney's Office and a murder-domestic violence warrant was issued for Jacqueline Dixon. Selma police officers booked her into the Dallas County Jail with bond set at $100,000.
Collier said Carl Omar Dixon's death marks the seventh homicide in Selma this years. "Domestic violence is a crime that knows no racial, geographic or socioeconomic boundary,'' the chief said. "It affects all segments of our society and every situation is needless and preventable."
Collier said the case will ultimately be presented to a Dallas County grand jury for review.
"It is pretty clear that the judicial system worked in this situation because the protection from abuse order was in place. I am not sure which judge handled the matter, but I applaud him for doing his job,'' Collier said. "However, the order is simply a piece of paper if the complainant does not seek its enforcement. Regardless, it is a sad case and Selma PD joins the community in praying for both families."