Jeffrey Anderson

SIKESTON, MO — Sikeston police say a woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend.

42-year-old Jennifer Midgett was found dead inside a home on Kendall Street Tuesday afternoon.

It is believed she had been shot just minutes before police arrived.

Police immediately began looking for her boyfriend, 36-year-old Jeffrey Anderson of Sikeston.

He was found him a few hours later in Charleston, Missouri and taken back to Sikeston.

On Wednesday, Anderson was charged with 1st degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police believe that the incident began as a domestic violence argument that escalated into Midgett being shot.

Midgett had children who lived at the home, but they were at school at the time of the shooting.

Family services has been working to place the children with family members.