A panic-stricken mum shot her boyfriend after he threw her five-year-old daughter off an apartment balcony because she was a “demon”.
Jarick Willis (32), was taken into custody in absent on suspicion of attempted murder, child abuse, and attempted murder following Sunday’s incident in Las Vegas.
The twisted 32-year-old tried to warn the mother that her daughter “had bad entities” before he threw the child off a third floor balcony, according to an arrest report.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police reported that officers were called to the complex after receiving a disturbing report that a child was being thrown off a high balcony. The sound of a gunshot was heard, according to KSNV.
Officers rushed to the scene to find the poor child suffering from a collapsed lung, a lacerated liver and a fractured forearm, pelvis, leg, and rib.
The frantic mother, who had been dating Willis since March, told investigators that Willis believed her daughter was “full of bad spirits” and thought she was an actual demon.
The mother told Willis to not speak negatively about her daughter, leading to an open apology.
Later, it was reported that the pair had been at her apartment with her kids and she heard her son screaming in her bedroom.
According to KSNV she said that she believed that her boyfriend had murdered her daughter and that it was a matter of life and death.
It is believed that the worried mum got a gun from her purse and confronted her partner before they got into a fight. She said that Willis lunged at them so she fired her gun.
Willis attempted to escape but jumped from the balcony. However, police found Willis with a gunshot wound. Later, he was arrested at the hospital.
According to the last medical report, the 5-year-old girl was stable but still in intensive care.
Willis will appear in court once he is fully recovered from the gunshot wounds on his chest and hand.
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