Woman shot by ex-boyfriend speaks from hospital bed

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PHOENIX – The Valley woman who says she was shot multiple times by her ex-boyfriend is sharing her terrifying story from her hospital bed.

Tyhesha Grimes says she knows what it's like to live in fear but she thought all that was in her past and now she's not so sure.

“I will feel safe if he gets caught, yes I will,” Grimes said.

Glendale police are searching for Charles Work, Tyhesha’s ex-boyfriend and the man police say tried to kill her.

“I'm laying here and got shot twice because of him,” Grimes said.

The two started dating in November but by January Tyhesha says she was plotting her escape. That’s when Charles work was arrested for DUI.

“I broke it off while he was in jail,” Grimes said. “It was the best time of my life to get away from him.”

But just when Tyhesha thought she was safe, she says the threatening phone calls started followed by the stalking and finally the shooting.

“He was like ‘Open the door’,” said Grimes. “I looked through the peephole and he started firing shots.”

Tyhesha says her ex-boyfriend used to apologize and offer gifts following one of their fights and this time is no different.

“That's just like now, he just shot me and then he text me the next day and said ‘Are you ok I’m sorry’.”

Tyhesha just hopes other victims of domestic violence don't fall for the same I’m sorry routine and instead, “Tell someone real fast if you are getting hit on or beat on because it's real serious it went from hitting to chasing to shooting me.”

If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or contact the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence at 602-279-2900 or 1-800-782-6400.