Husband dies, wife clings to life in murder-suicide plot

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(KETK) A Gregg County offense report is revealing more details on a history of aggression by the shooter toward his victim in an attempted murder-suicide.

On Thursday, Kenneth Jack Jordan, 54, of Longview, killed himself after shooting Diana Jordan, 46, of Longview, who is his estranged wife. She is currently being treated at a local hospital.

County records show this isn’t the first time Kenneth Jordan showed aggression toward his wife, who had separated from him in December 2017, according to the offense report. 

On January 28, 2018, at around 7:00 p.m., deputies were called to a Longview apartment complex on reports of an unwanted guest. Diana Jordan told authorities her estranged husband, who she believed was drunk, had come to her boyfriend’s apartment and was knocking on his door looking for her. 

At around 7:50 p.m., deputies learned the suspect had returned to the apartment and slashed two of the boyfriend’s tires.

Deputies were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle driving in the apartment complex and he was pulled over. He smelled of alcohol and was given a sobriety test which he failed. He was arrested and charged with DWI and criminal mischief.

Officials also found a pistol in the rear passenger floorboard and he was charged with an additional offense of unlawfully carrying a weapon. A small knife was also found in his pocket.

Over the next two months, Diana would file a restraining order against him and then later a protection order. 

About two-and-a-half weeks after the slashing incident, on February 15, Kenneth Jordan would shoot Diana Jordan in a parking lot off W Loop 281, then kill himself. The same day a protective order was issued against Kenneth.,,By Michael Wesp

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