Jerome Wilson, Jr.

Jerome "Jaybird" Wilson, Jr. (November 22, 1944 – October 5, 1970) was a 25-year-old truck driver from Arlington who was shot and mortally wounded by his wife, 21-year-old Joan D. Wilson, as they waited with their two children in the parking lot of the Luther Jackson Intermediate School in Falls Church on October 4, 1970.[1][2]

Wilson then wrestled the .22 caliber revolver away from his wife and shot her to death. He was taken to Fairfax Hospital, where he died early the next morning.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bredemeier, Kenneth. "Man, Wife Shoot each Other Dead." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): C1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). Oct 06 1970. Web. 16 Mar. 2012.
  2. "Couple Killed Each Other, Police Say" Evening Star, 6 Oct. 1970, Three Star NIGHT FINAL, p. 27. NewsBank. Accessed 4 Oct. 2018.