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Friend of Lufkin shooting victim: 'She wanted a better life'

Jennifer Ingram (Source: Facebook) Jennifer Ingram (Source: Facebook)
Pictured is Johsua Ingram and his child. (Source: Melinda Roberts) Pictured is Johsua Ingram and his child. (Source: Melinda Roberts)
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
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Joshua Ingram (Source: Angelina County Jail) Joshua Ingram (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - According to a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the 31-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly shooting his wife Thursday was released from prison on Oct. 7, 2014.

Joshua Dale Ingram, of Lufkin, was arrested Thursday night in connection to the shooting death of his wife, 29-year-old Jennifer Ingram. However, he has not been arraigned or formally charged at this time. As of 3 p.m., Ingram still hadn't been booked into the Angelina County Jail.

However, Sgt. David Casper, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department, said that Ingram will be charged with murder.

Dustin Fore, a community supervisor with Angelina County's Adult Probation Department, said that Ingram's probation was revoked in May of 2014. The probation was in connection to a driving while intoxicated conviction out of Angelina County.

Jason Clark, a spokesman for TDCJ, said that Ingram was initially sentenced to five years in prison on the DWI charge. However, Ingram was released on parole on Oct. 7, 2014 because the judge gave him credit for time served dating back to Nov. 3, 2012. That includes the time that he was on probation.

Acting on a tip, Lufkin police officers responded to a home on the 400 block of Cunningham Drive. The body of Jessica Ingram was discovered along with a three-month-old baby, who was unharmed. The child was later released into the custody of relatives.

"We had a family member call our dispatch from California," Casper said. "They told us that Ingram had shot and killed his wife."

"I heard what sounded like firecrackers because that's what they say gunshots sound like," neighbor Ashley McCool said. "A few minutes after that, there are police cars and ambulances all up and down the street."

"It was like, 'Pow pow,'" neighbor Terrie Gisclare said. "Hearing that it was like the first time I heard gun shots that close."

Jennifer Ingram's friend, Melinda, Roberts said it has been a hard 24 hours.

"He had to have some thing to trigger him," Roberts said. "That was his best friend and his wife, and he loved her."

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