When former Stevens Point resident Wayne Jablonski’s phone rang shortly after 4:30 a.m. at his home in Arizona on Friday, July 20, his first thought was, “this cannot be good.”
Jablonski’s wife, Denise Kelly, answered it and walked to the kitchen. Seconds later, he heard her scream “Oh my god” and in that instant he realized his worst fears. “I jumped out of bed and before I could reach the kitchen, Denise yelled out ‘Yousef’s been shot in the head,’” he said.
Yousef Gharbi is Jablonski and Kelly’s 16-year-old grandson who lives in Denver, Colo. Yousef is the son of Kelly’s daughter, Amee, and the brother of Katie, 20, Emilee, 14, and Noah, 12, the younger two who were in Arizona with Jablonski and Kelly.
Jablonski said the initial call was chaotic. “Denise, trying desperately to grasp this terrible news as best she could, was attempting to relay to me what she was learning,” he said. “It was pure chaos…