Bullet narrowly missed sleeping 1-year-old on New Year’s Eve

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A family in southwest Albuquerque got a surprise just before the new year—a bullet went through the roof of their home.

“It was like a little explosion. It was really loud,” Sarah Jaramillo said. “It sounded like something was bouncing around, maybe hitting glass and I woke up right away. I knew what it was.”

Jaramillo said the bullet left a hole in her ceiling and a mark on the wall.

It landed just feet from where Jaramillo’s one-year-old daughter was sleeping.

“I put my body over my daughter right away,” Jaramillo said. “I was just scared. I didn’t know what was going on. My husband got up to see what happened, so he got a table and held it over her just in case something else came through.”

Jaramillo said the sound of gunshots did not stop after the bullet landed in their home.

“You don’t think of something until it happens to you,” Jaramillo said. “So, it’s just been filling my thoughts the last couple of days, like how reckless and how unnecessary it is. There are fireworks, there are so many other things you can do to celebrate the new year.”

Jaramillo reported the incident to police.

If the shooter is caught, they would face a misdemeanor charge of negligent use of a weapon.

You may also like...

Add a Comment