A New Orleans man is accused of shooting a random 54-year-old woman who was out walking her dogs in a bizarre attempt to either impress or frighten his girlfriend. Glen Alveris, 26, allegedly wanted to show his girlfriend just how “crazy” he can be when he shot the woman in her leg earlier this month. He also allegedly threatened to hurt his 20-year-old girlfriend during that incident. The whole eruption of violence was triggered by an argument between the two: Alveris was upset that she danced with another man at a party, the New Orleans Advocate reports.
“I’m going to show you how crazy I am,” Alveris allegedly said while waving around a pistol, “I will shoot anybody who plays with me.”
Then, he allegedly shot the woman.
Alveris’ girlfriend didn’t notify police at first. In fact, police didn’t appear to have any leads in the shooting, and the couple even returned to the party where the dancing controversy happened after the shooting.
Alveris then got into another fight with his girlfriend. According to the New Orleans Advocate, she ended up stabbing him with a kitchen knife during that altercation, an altercation that she was also wounded in. Both required treatment in a hospital for their injuries. When she was interviewed by police over that incident, she brought up the shooting.
Alveris will not be seen in court until after Christmas. He is currently being held without bond and it is unclear at this time if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf. He faces aggravated battery charges for the shooting, in addition to domestic abuse-related charges, according to the Times-Picayune. He has other pending charges too, including an aggravated assault charge with a firearm for an incident over the summer.
The woman who was shot walking her dogs initially thought that the gunshot was just a car backfiring. She then looked down to see her leg. Her dog began barking and lunging towards a passing car, the vehicle that Alveris was allegedly driving. The victim survived the shooting.
[Photo: Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office]