A Chicago man murdered his girlfriend this week after she removed an Apple AirTag tracker he put in her car without her knowledge or consent. Armoni Henry, 21, shot and killed 21-year-old Jailine Flores on Thursday at a Mariano’s grocery store where she worked, WBBM reports. He’s since been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.
According to prosecutors, the couple began dating after meeting at school. They later got a job working together at an Oak Lawn nursing home in early 2023. However, it wasn’t long before the relationship became violent and Flores sought a restraining order, which a judge granted. However, authorities were never able to serve the order as they couldn’t locate Henry, and it then expired at the end of May.
Flores is said to have found the AirTag in her car on Monday and brought it to her brother to scan. He then discovered that the last four digits of the phone number the AirTag was registered to was the same as Henry’s phone number, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
On Wednesday, Henry drove to the groccery store where they both work and confronted Flores for removing the AirTag. She was very upset and told her family that she only agreed to talk to him because Henry threatened to hurt her family if she didn’t. After receiving 124 text messages from Henry about the AirTag removal, Flores sought another protection order against him.
The following morning, at 9 a.m., Henry turned up at their workplace and began shooting her. The manager said he saw Henry running away from the scene before getting into a car and driving away.
Flores was shot several times in her head and body and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Henry was pulled over by police an hour after the shooting and arrested. A 9mm Glock in his vehicle matched the shell casings found at the shooting scene.