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A 14-year-old boy from Wisconsin allegedly shot his girlfriend at least three times in the head after she tried to break up with him.
The girl, identified by the family as Jazlene Jones, 14, miraculously survives the attack.
Elia Olson, of Racine, was charged Tuesday as an adult with attempted murder and possession of a dangerous weapon.according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Racine County Eye newspaper.
Yes is found guilty, Elia could spend the next 60 years in prison.
On Sunday, just before noon, the couple had walked on the train tracks in the city, about 25 miles south of Milwaukee, to smoke, Jazlene told investigators.
After she told Elia that she wanted to end the relationship, he allegedly ordered her to turn off her phone before throwing it aside, pointing a blank revolver at her head and firing a shot.
Jazlene begged for her life, but Elia supposedly he said to the girl something like “You have to die”. She shot him two or three more times before running away.
Jones will live the rest of his life with one eye and bullets in his neck and head, his family said.
Despite her injuries, Jazlene ran outside and flagged down a motorist near the scene.
The girl was taken to the hospital with three gunshot wounds to the head. One of her bullets entered her left cheekbone and lodged in her neck near her carotid artery, according to court documents.
At the hospital, Jazlene was reportedly coherent and identified Elia as the person who shot her.
Jazlene’s family said she underwent major surgery and is scheduled for several more procedures, but is expected to survive.
“At 14, this baby will now have to go through life with one eye and live with bullets in her neck and head,” the family said on a GoFundMe page.
“Considering Jazlene’s condition/situation, she is in good spirits and a walking miracle. Her family appreciates all the love, prayers, and support that everyone has given her. She has a long road to recovery with life-altering injuries to her.”
Elia allegedly admitted to shooting his girlfriend “in a fit of rage over a Snapchat post and (a proposal) to break up,” Fox 6 reported.
Police arrested him at a friend’s house, where they recovered a .22 caliber pistol and two clips for a 9mm pistol. Investigators also found bloody clothing and shoes at his home. A judge ordered that Elia be held on $500,000 cash bail and that he stay away from Jazlene, his home and his friends and family, the Racine County Eye reported.
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