The girlfriend of a defenseless college baseball player who was fatally shot in the back while jogging says that her "stomach just dropped" when police told her what happened.
"My heart just broke right there because I knew there had been a drive-by [shooting]," Sarah Harper told NBC News.
"And then I asked if he was OK and [the policeman] shook his head 'No,' and told me he had been shot and I asked, 'Is he OK?' and he said, 'No, he's passed.'"
Harper's boyfriend, Australia native Christopher Lane, was a catcher for East Central University in Oklahoma. Authorities say that Lane was gunned down Tuesday by three teens who decided to kill someone because they were bored, according to the Associated Press.
"He had done more things in his life than I ever thought I could even imagine doing. He's traveled so many places, he's seen so many things," Harper said. "He's already so worldly at 22 years old but yet he still had dreams to go and see everything and be everywhere and know everything."
In her interview with NBC, Harper also made mention of the accused shooters.
"I have nothing to say to them. They have no remorse and no compassion and no motive so I have no time," Harper said. "I have no intention of being around them, being in their presence. They are not worth my effort."
The teens were charged Tuesday. Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards Jr., 15, of Duncan, are each charged as adults with first-degree murder. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, of Duncan, was charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.
Lane's family in Australia are making arrangements for his funeral, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
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