Woman says boyfriend’s killing fueled by jealous ex

Posted at 1:18 AM, May 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-08 01:12:46-04

WYOMING, Mich. — A Wyoming woman says she feels grateful to be alive after her boyfriend was shot and killed Friday night in an incident fueled by jealousy, she claims.

Police were called to the 4200 block of Clyde Park Avenue SW at 10:58 p.m. Friday night at the Crossroads Apartment complex.

The woman, who requested FOX 17 only identify her as “Milly,” said she was with her boyfriend, 28-year-old Kyro Garnett, at her Wyoming apartment when her ex-boyfriend showed up, enraged.

“I saw a gun in his hand when he dropped the bike and then he tried to come open the door,” she said.

Milly said her ex-boyfriend, who she identified to FOX 17 as Angel Villegas, was acting ‘crazy’ when he jumped onto her second floor balcony and made his way into her apartment.

Angel Villegas

Angel Villegas

“We heard him yelling he was like ‘Milly!’, and he just hopped up there like some crazy (guy), I could hear him,” she said.

As she ran into her bedroom and jumped out the window, Milly said she heard multiple gunshots.

Garnett was shot and killed. Milly said she believes it was Villegas who shot him.

“I just blacked out or something, like something stabbed me because I couldn’t breathe,” she said. “(The neighbor) was sleeping on the couch and had some headphones on and that’s when I told him to call 911. I ran into his bedroom and locked the door. He had his wife and kids sleeping.”

Milly told FOX 17 she is just beginning to come to terms with her boyfriend’s death and urges anyone in a bad situation to get out. She said she feared she would’ve been killed too.

“If you’re scared and you don’t want to get help, get it. Leave the whole situation,” she said.

Police have yet to confirm the victim or suspect’s identity.

Records show Villegas was booked Saturday in Kent County and is facing a felony homicide charge and felony weapons charge.

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