BCSO: Man shots and kills wife in Foley before another family member shoots him

Published: Jan. 8, 2023 at 10:37 AM CST
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FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) - The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said a man shot and killed his wife in Foley over the weekend before another family member shot and killed him.

The BCSO says it is investigating the death of a husband and wife after the shooting incident. The agency says it was shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday when it received a call reporting a domestic incident at a residence on Greenway Drive. The caller identified Scott Blackwell as the suspect, and he was described as exhibiting strange behavior while armed with a pistol, the BCSO said.

Shortly after that call, the Sheriff’s Office said, Blackwell became physically violent toward his wife, Cindy Blackwell, before shooting her. In response, a family member then shot Scott Blackwell, the BCSO said.

These shootings occurred just before deputies arrived on scene, and both Cindy and Scott Blackwell succumbed to their injuries, the BCSO said.

Based on information gathered from several witness interviews and our investigation thus far, the family member who shot Scott Blackwell did so in defense of Cindy Blackwell and others in the residence, according to investigators. That person has not been charged with a criminal offense.

Authorities said the investigation is still in its early stages and is ongoing. Once the investigation is finished, this case will be reviewed by the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office before being presented to a grand jury, the BCSO said.


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