Shoshoni Woman Turns Herself In For Shooting Boyfriend

A Shoshoni woman accused of emptying the magazine of a handgun in the direction of her boyfriend and his Harley Davidson motorcycle, hitting the man in the foot, reportedly turned herself in Thursday and could face decades in prison. 

Clair McFarland

April 08, 20243 min read

Jordan Christine Weliever
Jordan Christine Weliever (Cowboy State Daily Staff)

A Shoshoni, Wyoming, woman shot her boyfriend in the foot, drove him home, shot up his vehicles and then turned herself in, court documents say.

Jordan Christine Weliever, 30, faces two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of property destruction and one charge of reckless endangering in Riverton Circuit Court.

The first four charges are felonies each punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The reckless endangering charge, a misdemeanor, carries a penalty of up to a year in jail.

Weliever called dispatch about 8:29 Thursday morning to report that her boyfriend, Thomas Caproni, had been shot in the foot, according to an evidentiary affidavit by Fremont County Sheriff’s Detective Anthony Armstrong.

The dispatcher asked who shot him.

“It was me,” Weliever allegedly responded. “I shot him.”

A sheriff’s lieutenant responded to Caproni’s last known home on Saltbrush road just west of Riverton. A blood trail led from the dirt driveway up the ramp to the porch and the door, the affidavit says.

The lieutenant made “several attempts” to contact Caproni. The man eventually answered the door and “did in fact have an obvious gunshot wound to his right foot, which was actively bleeding,” says the document.

Caproni reportedly said it happened at Weliever’s home on Missouri Valley Road in Shoshoni.

He said he and Weliever had been drinking alcohol. He wanted to leave and went outside with no clothes on and wrapped in a blanket because he knew Weliever’s daughter was in the home.

Emptied The Magazine, Allegedly

Weliever came out and threw his clothes at him. While he was putting his pants on, she allegedly shot him to the foot, dropping him to the ground.

The affidavit says she kept firing a semiautomatic handgun at him from about 15-20 feet away, hitting his Harley Davidson motorcycle with bullets. Caproni told investigators she emptied the magazine and put in a new one during the shooting.

Still Need A Ride Home

Weliever then drove Caproni to his home outside Riverton in her 2007 Chevy truck, says the document.

He got out of her truck and started walking toward his home, up the ramp and inside. Just then, he heard more gunshots from his driveway, so he reportedly fled inside and locked the door.

The affidavit says Weliever walked up the ramp to Caproni’s door and tried the lock on the doorknob, then walked away and left.

Detective Sara Lowe and Armstrong went to the man’s home to investigate and take photographs.

They noticed four trucks sitting in the driveway. Three belonged to Caproni and one to a female friend of Caproni’s, the document says.

The female’s truck was reportedly damaged with bullet holes consistent with a handgun round, broken windows, interior damage, and a bullet strike to the driver’s side headrest.

Wounded Harley

Investigators then perused Weliever’s home, finding blood, shell casings and “obvious bullet holes” in the Harley, the affidavit says.

Deputies arrested Weliever and took her to the sheriff’s office.

Lowe and Armstrong processed the scene at Weliever’s home. They discovered blood on the front passenger door frame of her truck, which looked like it had dripped down while the door was open, allegedly.

They also found bullet impacts on a child’s soccer rebound net and on the concrete patio, says the document.

Weliever is scheduled for a preliminary hearing April 11 in Riverton Circuit Court. She’s held on a $15,000 cash-only bond.

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Clair McFarland

Crime and Courts Reporter