A 37-year-old woman found dead last year in a Beaumont parking lot was heard screaming a plea for her life before she was shot dead by her ex-husband, according to a probable cause affidavit.
On October 23, police were called to a business on Langham Street in Beaumont, where they found the body of Ashley Barlow. She had multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.
Barlow was there with a man when Terry Barlow, 53, appeared on the scene. The witness told police the couple had an argument and that Terry Barlow showed a gun, but left the scene. However, the document states, a gunman returned and began shooting at the witness and the victim.
The witness ran for cover; the woman was shot and killed.
“You could hear him screaming and pleading for him to stop,” the affidavit reads.
While the police were on the scene, Terry Barlow returned to surrender.
At the police station, he allegedly told officers that he had put a GPS tracker on the victim’s car after suspecting her of having an affair with the witness.
The document says the suspect told officers he was planning to take his own life, and “really messed up that he ruined his life and the lives of his children.”
The man had apparently brought two firearms – one that belonged to him and one that belonged to the victim.
A nearby security camera captured the altercation with video and audio.
On Wednesday, Barlow was charged with two felony counts – murder and aggravated assault.
He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bonds totaling over $1,000,000. He was arrested on October 23, 2021.