September 27, 2022

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Teen guns down ex-girlfriend, 2 others in jealous rage at party

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In this episode of Crime Watch Daily Updates: The night of July 30, 2016, was supposed to be a fun reunion for high school friends to catch up with each other at a million-dollar home in the upscale neighborhood as they returned home from college on summer break. Anna Bui, Jake Long, Jordan Ebner, Will Kramer, and others gathered at a party when Allen Ivanov walked in with an AR-15 assault rifle and opened fire.

His main target was Anna Bui, his ex-girlfriend whom he still pined for even after they broke up. He was angry that she spent time with other men, so he decided to kill her with a gun he had bought just days prior in a jealous rage.

Allen claimed Anna was his “dream girl” and couldn’t handle that she looked to date other people. He even texted his friends as he skulked outside the party, saying he wanted “revenge” on Anna and that he hated her.

One of the victims, Jake Long, saw Allen hiding in the bushes and Allen opened fire, fatally wounding him. Allen shot Anna in the head twice and also killed Jordan Ebner. Will Kramer got shot in the back, but survived. Anna, Jake, and Jordan were 19 years old. Will was 18 at the time.

Allen was arrested hours after the party and booked for three counts of aggravated first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Then, in December 2016, just one day before prosecutors were set to decide on whether to seek the death penalty, Allen pleaded guilty to the charges. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2017.

In October 2018, Anna’s brother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Allen, his parents, the party host’s parents, and the store where Allen bought the gun. The gun store and the party host’s parents were then dropped from the lawsuit.

Jake Long’s mother also filed a wrongful death suit against Allen and his parents in 2018. Both Anna’s brother reached a settlement in 2020 and Jake’s mom in 2019 for undisclosed amounts.

Now, let’s take a look back at the case that shattered a sleepy Seattle suburb.

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