Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Monday, February 13, 2012

16-year old boy killed by 18-year old jealous ex-lover


Ethan Jack, age 16, with infant son
16-year old Ethan Jacks had just gotten off the school bus in Delaware County, Oklahoma, when he was ambushed by 18-year old Jazmine Flynn.  Jazmine shot Ethan in the head, then turned the gun on herself.

The murder/suicide was witnessed by Ethan's mother, who ran to the scene.

Jazmine died immediately.  Ethan later died in the hospital.  Ethan left behind an infant son, whom he had fathered with Jazmine.  They had recently broken up after seeing each other for a couple years.

From the article and news footage:

"He was fun, loving, he had a lot of friends and he always had a smile on his face."
But Ethan was having a hard time after a recent break-up with Jazmine, who is the mother of his infant son.
The two had dated on and off for two years and Hodges says Jazmine was very controlling.
Phil Lowe, a Tulsa Youth Services Counselor said, "It's highly unusual to see a murder suicide with teens."
He said jealousy often fuels violence in relationships, especially with teens.
"At a young age, you don't have the same coping skills. You go from being OK to at-risk in a short period of time."
Hodges is struggling and donated Ethan's organs to help others.
"I don't wish this on any parent. Guns are bad. I don't know how children get a hold of them," she said.

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