GLENDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ)
A robbery left a Glendale teenager without an eye.
Tonight his family is asking for your help in identifying his attackers.
Jordan says he was just going out to get a video game with his friend the other night when the unthinkable happened just blocks away from his house. Now, with no leads in the investigation, his mother wants whoever did this to turn themselves in.
"I thought we were dead. I genuinely thought we were dead," Jordan said.
The night before Thanksgiving, 16-year-old Jordan Lavin was walking close to home with a friend when two figures jumped out of a car. At first he thought it was a prank, but quickly realized that it wasn't a joke.
"If my friend wasn't there I probably would have bled out, I probably would have just stayed there, probably cry, and just probably die," Jordan said.
After taking their cell phones and cash, the masked men shot Jordan and his friend with metal BB's three times. One of those BB’s went straight through Jordan’s right eye.
"The BB is dead center in the middle of my pupil, and sometime this week they're going to have to extract my eye and give me a prosthetic."
While Jordan is still recovering, he says he's already forgiven whoever is responsible.
"If you resort to doing such things to me and my friend, you obviously need it a lot more than anybody else does so, I forgive you and um, forgiveness is all you can really have in this world," Jordan said.
But Jordan's mom says she wants whom ever did this to be caught so that another family doesn’t have to go through what they did.
"He's been able to work through it and I'm still working on it, I've gotten farther along since hearing him say it, but every time he stumbles, or every time he gets frustrated, it's a little harder for me."
Jordan will receive a prosthetic eye sometime this week. Police are still investigating and trying to figure out who could have done this.