A 20-year-old man was arrested this week for making an attempt to kill his teenage girlfriend by opening hearth into her bed room from a close-by property, police mentioned.
Ryan Hendricks, 20, was booked with tried second diploma homicide, prison injury to property, violation of protecting orders and carnal information of a juvenile, amongst different expenses, in response to courtroom paperwork. Police allege that round 10 a.m. Sunday, Hendricks shot up the Bywater residence of the 16-year-old, even if the household had gotten a restraining order towards him.
The woman’s mom, Jennifer Blow, mentioned her daughter had been terrorized by Hendricks for nearly a yr.
The morning of the capturing, Blow’s daughter was in her bed room when she obtained a cellphone name from an unknown quantity, answered and acknowledged Hendricks’ voice. She begged him to not contact her and reminded him that her household had a stay-away order in place, which Blow had obtained in March after Hendricks burglarized her residence and robbed her daughter in February, police wrote within the courtroom paperwork.
An hour later, the woman was sitting on her mattress when a number of bullets pierced her bed room and toilet partitions, a few of which traveled instantly above her head, police wrote in courtroom paperwork. When police searched surrounding properties, together with a home below development behind Blow’s residence, they discovered Hendricks in a conveyable toilet on the development website and arrested him, the paperwork mentioned.
The capturing was the most recent of many violent encounters the teenager had with Hendricks, Blow mentioned.
In February, Hendricks broke into the household’s residence and awoke her daughter by placing a gun to her head, Blow mentioned. He proceeded to hit her on her face and head with a closed fist, inflicting seen bruising to the again of her neck and head, in response to courtroom paperwork.
The sufferer escaped whereas Hendricks hid in her toilet pondering Blow was coming upstairs, police wrote in paperwork. Hendricks stole her cellphone and left quickly after, the paperwork mentioned.
“You possibly can see his handprints everywhere in the window,” Blow mentioned. She known as the assault “simply traumatic.”
Blow additionally mentioned that originally, she and her husband thought Hendricks was 16. Solely when he slipped up and talked to the household about having lived by Hurricane Katrina did they notice he had been mendacity, Blow mentioned.
An arrest warrant for carnal information of a juvenile was issued after the February housebreaking, in response to courtroom paperwork. Blow additionally determined to hunt a restraining order. Quickly after that was in place, Hendricks violated it, she mentioned.
Blow was driving residence together with her daughter from a remedy session March 31 when her husband known as and advised her to not come instantly residence. Hendricks was sitting throughout the road. The neighbors finally made him go away, she mentioned.
Blow spoke with medical doctors at Kids’s Hospital about her daughter’s abuse as early as June 2, 2021, paperwork mentioned. The teenager was lower to the fitting facet of her face throughout a battle with Hendricks when he threw an ashtray at her that summer season, inflicting her to wish stitches, in response to paperwork.
Hendricks additionally began to argue with the woman in entrance of a faculty on Claiborne Avenue Sept. 29, 2021 earlier than throwing her to the bottom, grabbing her cellphone and operating away, paperwork mentioned.
Blow mentioned that earlier than Sunday’s assault, her daughter had lastly began to really feel upbeat once more. Now, she’s hoping issues will get higher with time and remedy.
“It was fully sudden and terrifying,” she mentioned of the tried killing and abuse. “It simply does not make sense.”
Hendricks’ bond was set at $945,000 on Monday, Blow mentioned.