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20-year-old shoots boyfriend in the back of the head over “alleged infidelity”

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Jaylon Dennis


Kaitlyn Alanis

The Charlotte Observer

A man and woman were recently arguing over his “alleged infidelity” when Missouri officials say he made a “veiled threat” toward the woman.

That’s when 20-year-old Jaylon Dennis stepped out of the St. Louis apartment for a walk around the parking lot, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.

When Dennis returned, authorities say she went to her bedroom, got a semiautomatic handgun and walked to where the 29-year-old man was sitting in the “kitchen area.”

She then shot her boyfriend twice in the back of his head over cheating, KSDK reported.

Police were called to the domestic shooting at about 7:45 p.m. local time Monday, July 18.

The man was pronounced dead at Dennis’ apartment.

Dennis admitted to shooting him when questioned by authorities, according to the probable cause statement.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued warrants against Dennis on July 19. She has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

She is being held on a $500,000 cash only, no 10% bond as the investigation is ongoing.

If you are experiencing domestic violence and need someone to talk to, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline for support at 1-800-799-7233 or text “START” to 88788.

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