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Charges: St. Paul man fatally shot wife after argument over daughter

A St. Paul man has been charged with murder after he fatally shot his wife in the back of the head during a dispute involving their teenage daughter.
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Charges: St. Paul man fatally shot wife after argument over daughter​

Updated: September 29, 2021 02:00 PM

A St. Paul man has been charged with murder after he fatally shot his wife in the back of the head during a dispute involving their teenage daughter.

Court records indicate 46-year-old Johnny Ray Aldridge has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman in her 40s.

The woman has yet to be identified, however, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner ruled her death a homicide.
A criminal complaint explains what transpired as follows:

On Tuesday, Aldridge showed up to the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center and told officers he shot his wife in the head and killed her at a residence along Winnipeg Avenue in St. Paul. He was then taken into custody.
When asked why he shot his wife, Aldridge replied with, "Because my daughter is pregnant and she had grown men coming down doing crazy s--- to my daughter." He claimed his daughter needed a rape test kit conducted on her.
However, upon speaking to police, Aldridge's daughter stated she was not pregnant and had not been sexually assaulted. The teen said she believed her father said that because "she had severe menstrual cramps" over the weekend. She further denied being sexually active. The girl was taken to Midwest Children's Resource Center, where a pregnancy screening test came back negative.

According to the complaint, Aldridge's daughter said her father's behavior had changed when he was shot in the hand while in their garage in June and that he had PTSD. He reportedly faced challenges in staying in the home, leaving twice during the summer after the shooting. The daughter said he carried a gun after the June incident because "he's scared."

She also advised police that her mother and Aldridge had been fighting over the past few days before the incident.

Aldridge agreed to speak to investigators without an attorney after being advised of his rights. He told police that his wife had become "weirder and weirder" after he was shot in the hand this summer.

During an argument centered on the daughter, Aldridge said his wife laughed off an allegation Aldridge had made. Becoming angered, Aldridge said he shot his wife in the back of the head.

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St. Paul Shooting Victim ID'd As Caitlin Aldridge, 41; Husband Charged With Murder

St. Paul Police say that the woman reportedly killed by her husband early Tuesday has been identified as 41-year-old Caitlin Aldridge. Police say that charges against her husband are expected later Wednesday.
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St. Paul Shooting Victim ID’d As Caitlin Aldridge, 41; Husband Charged With Murder​

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Caitlin Kelley Aldridge, age 41

Lost to gun violence on September 28, 2021 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Click to light a candle, post a photo, or tell the world about Caitlin.
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