A St. Paul man who had been frightened and acting insane since June became angry with his wife when she laughed at his concerns, the allegation says. Police said the argument intensified, with which he was fatally shot on Tuesday.
Johnny Ray Aldridge, 46, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in Ramsey County District Court in connection with the death of 41-year-old Caitlin Aldridge.
Johnny Aldridge went to the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center where he called 911 at around 3:05 a.m. Tuesday. The police found him in the parking lot and took him into custody without incident. They found a gun in the console of the vehicle. Aldridge told police that he used the same gun to shoot his wife of 11 years.
Police then went to the couple’s home on the 30 block of Winnipeg Avenue in the city’s North End neighborhood and knocked on the door. When no one answered, they let themselves in and found Caitlin dead, lying in an upstairs bedroom with a gunshot wound to her head, the complaint said.
The 13-year-old daughter was at home, but was asleep at the time of the incident. The police threw him out of the house, saving him from the scene.
Police said that during the police interview with Aldridge, he was obsessed with people trying to harm his daughter. He believed that his wife was involved in some way.
Aldridge told police that when he expressed his concern to his wife, she laughed.
The complaint said his wife’s “reaction so outraged Aldridge that she shot him in the back of the head once with a gun placed under his pillow.”
Betty told police that Aldridge had PTSD and had not been herself since she was shot in the arm in June. According to a police report, he and a friend said they were sitting in Aldridge’s garage when they saw someone shooting out the window of a passing vehicle. Police said it appeared to be possibly a neighbor’s house.
After that, he began to carry a gun, acted in fear and left the house for some time. He went twice during the summer, the complaint said. The complaint states that the daughter said that she would go insane easily and it was difficult for her mother as they were fighting over petty issues for the past few days.
The complaint said that Aldridge told police that his wife had become “strange and strange” after being shot in the arm and that she “behaved strangely every time she returned home”, the complaint said. Is.
Police records show that Aldridge called 911 in July with unfounded emergencies.
Records show that he called twice on 24 July, and an operator indicated at the time that he was likely “a person in distress”. He called saying that he thought his wife was tracking his phone and that he was with someone who was trying to kill him. He later called and said that he believed there might be someone inside the house who might have kidnapped his wife.
Aldridge’s criminal record shows several traffic violations including eight sentences for driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Records from the Ramsey County Jail show he was in custody on Wednesday, with bail worth $1 million.
Mara H. Gottfried contributed to this report.