Devastated after being dumped, an abusive boyfriend shot his spurned ex to death in front of her little sister, the government said. He then killed himself.
Louis Nickerson, 19, broke into Clarissa Riojas’ Bexar County home early Wednesday and shot the Highlands High School senior useless as her terrified sister watched, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
Nickerson, a soccer player at Highlands, had already escaped while Riojas’ sister known as 911, police stated. He turned the gun on himself in a wooded vicinity, police said.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus known as the murder-suicide “very tragic” and said Riojas, 18, became weeks far away from graduating.
Riojas broke up with Nickerson approximately a week before their deaths, and she had refused to pick up his calls, McManus said.
Adrian Coy, Riojas’ friend, advised the San Antonio Express-News that Riojas’ ex-boyfriend become abusive in the direction of her and that he once slashed his car’s tires in a jealous rage.
“I informed her all of the time,” Coy, 19, stated. “You’re simply barely about to graduate high college. You do not need to be concerned about this. You can continually discover a person else.”
Angela Zetina, Nickerson’s friend, stated absolutely everyone in faculty knew the couple had a relationship, describing it as “toxic.”
Riojas’ dad instructed KENS5 his daughter was concerned about her college’s dance team and she or he loved to journey.
McManus warned parents to recognize who their kids are dating.
“I’m the father of an 18-12 months-antique, myself. I recognize the complete dating recurring,” the chief stated. “I guess the lesson discovered the tough manner is, make certain, in case you’re a discern with a daughter who’s courting, ensure you be aware of the repute of that courting as soon as it’s over.”
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