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Racine 14-year-old charged with trying to kill teen girlfriend over breakup

Racine police told WISN 12 News it’s beyond incredible that 14-year-old Jazlene Jones survived after being shot in the head Sunday as many as four times.”I would say it’s more of a miracle,” Deputy Chief Jessie Metoyer said Wednesday.Around 11:45 am Sunday, near 21st Street and Memorial Drive, chilling charging documents say Jones was with her boyfriend and during a breakup said he shot her once in the eye. According to the complaint, “she began to begin for her life.” She told investigators the 14-year-old boyfriend said, “You have to die” and fired additional shots at her, striking her in the head approximately three more times. Somehow, Jones managed to run away out to the road where she flagged down a driver who called 911.”Thankfully, we had citizens who were willing to step up and get involved,” Metoyer said. Jones was eventually flown to Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee .Her grandfather, Juan Perales, said he arrived to the hospital just as doctors were transferring Jazlene from the medical helicopter to the facility.”I was just praying, man, and praying that God will look over. My family, you know, just don’t know what we would do without her,” Perales said.”It’s nothing less than a miracle. That’s God’s work.” The 14-year-old shooter is now charged as an adult, but is being held in the juvenile detention center because of his age.In the criminal complaint, he admitted to police he pulled the trigger “in a fit of rage over a Snapchat post and the breakup.” The organizer of Jones’ GoFundMe page posted, “This baby will now have to go through life through one eye and live with bullets in her neck and head. She went through a major surgery and has more procedures to come.”Jazlene’s mother told WISN 12 News on Wednesday night her daughter is going to lose her eye, but the way she’s been coping with that, and everything else, has been remarkable. She said the first few days were emotional, but Jazlene is in good spirits. Police said her will to survive kept her alive.”She is an absolute survivor, the real story here is her. She saved her own life, she fought for her life and did everything she could do maintain her composition she was clear and able to communicate with officers and to get herself help,” Metoyer said.”This is just going to empower her to even be greater, you know, to just be a greater person. She’s got a story to tell. When it’s her time, she’s going to tell her story for the whole world to hear,” Perales added.The 14-year-old suspect is currently being held on $500,000 bail.

Racine police told WISN 12 News it’s beyond incredible that 14-year-old Jazlene Jones survived after being shot in the head Sunday as many as four times.

“I would say it’s more of a miracle,” Deputy Chief Jessie Metoyer said Wednesday.

Around 11:45 am Sunday, near 21st Street and Memorial Drive, chilling charging documents say Jones was with her boyfriend and during a breakup said he shot her once in the eye.

According to the complaint, “she began to beg for her life.”

She told investigators the 14-year-old boyfriend said, “You have to die” and fired additional shots at her, striking her in the head approximately three more times.

Somehow, Jones managed to run away out to the road where she flagged down a driver who called 911.

“Thankfully, we had citizens who were willing to step up and get involved,” Metoyer said.

Jones was eventually flown to Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Her grandfather, Juan Perales, said he arrived at the hospital just as doctors were transferring Jazlene from the medical helicopter to the facility.

“I was just praying, man, and praying that God will look over. My family, you know, [we] just don’t know what we would do without her,” Perales said.

“It’s nothing less than a miracle. That’s God’s work.”

The 14-year-old shooter is now charged as an adult, but is being held in the juvenile detention center because of his age.

In the criminal complaint, he admitted to police he pulled the trigger “in a fit of rage over a Snapchat post and the breakup.”

The organizer of Jones’ GoFundMe page posted, “This baby will now have to go through life through one eye and live with bullets in her neck and head. She went through a major surgery and has more procedures to come.”

Jazlene’s mother told WISN 12 News on Wednesday night her daughter is going to lose her eye, but the way she’s been coping with that, and everything else, has been remarkable. She said the first few days were emotional, but Jazlene is in good spirits.

Police said her will to survive kept her alive.

“She is an absolute survivor, the real story here is her. She saved her own life, she fought for her life and did everything she could do maintain her composure she was clear and able to communicate with officers and to get herself help,” Metoyer said.

“This is just going to empower her to even be greater, you know, to just be a greater person. She’s got a story to tell. When it’s her time, she’s going to tell her story for the whole world to hear,” Perales added.

The 14-year-old suspect is currently being held on $500,000 bail.

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