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Suspect in custody after homicide in Pinehurst

A Selma woman is in jail after a Tuesday morning shooting.

Jackquelin Dixon, 38, was charged with the murder of her husband, Carl Omar Dixon, 44, of Selma.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, Selma Police Officers were dispatched to 2113 Church St. regarding a shooting, according to Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier.

Collier reported that officers found Carl unresponsive in the front yard of the residence.

Investigators took Jackquelin into custody. The initial investigation indicates that Jackquelin was Carl’s wife and that she shot him with a small caliber handgun, killing him on the scene, according to reports.

Police also discovered Jackquelin had an active Judicial Protection from Abuse Order against Omar. However, the initial investigation also indicates that Jackquelin did not seek enforcement of the order at times during their marriage, according to Collier.

Collier said this is the seventh homicide in Selma this year.

“Domestic violence is a crime that knows no racial, geographic or socioeconomic boundary,” Collier said. “It affects all segments of our society and every situation is needless and preventable. This 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,” said Collier. “I am not sure which Judge handled the matter, but I applaud him for doing his job. 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.”

Jackquelin was released to the Dallas County Jail on a $100,000 bond by Selma investigators.