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Connecticut girl, 16, shot to death by boyfriend, 27, before a car accident, officials say

Evalyce Santiago, 16, was shot to death Monday by her 27-year-old friend, officials said.

A teenage girl was shot and killed Monday by her 27-year-old friend who reportedly also the father of three children with a teenage sister — for the man crashed the car in which the couple was sitting, police said.

Evalyce Santiago, 16, was found in the passenger seat of a burning car with three gunshot wounds on her head and hands, FOX61 reported. The car crashed in the yard of a Waterbury, Connecticut. home about 10 p.m. and Monday.

Dominique Pittman, 27, is accused of shooting Santiago and escape the vehicle before it burst into flames. Police found Pittman “visibly shocked” and suffer from “some bumps and bruises,” Waterbury Police Deputy Chief Spagnolo told WFSB.

Dominique Pittman was arrested and accused of murder and weapons violations.

(Waterbury Police)

The police are investigating the relationship between Santiago and Pittman. The age of consent in Connecticut is 16, but it is unclear when their relationship began. Francisco Rivera, Santiago the adoptive father, told WFSB that Pittman was also the father of the three children with his other daughter.

“He was my son in law. I just want the truth,” Rivera said. “He was dating my daughter and he has three children, my other daughter.”

Christy Rivera, Santiago’s aunt, said at a vigil held for the teen girl she wanted to, she could bring her back.

“For all this to happen and not even say ‘Day’ or ‘I love you’ to her again, that it just hurts,” she said. “I hope she looks down at me and know that I really love her, and I wish that she was here with us today.”

Pittman was charged with murder and various weapons violations. He is being held on $1 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

A GoFundMe has been created to cover funeral and burial costs for Santiago.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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