“Teen Mom” star Cheyenne Floyd collapsed discussing what it was like when she and her family were shot 13 times while driving. The shooter didn’t hit anyone in the car.
The alleged attacker was detained, but his trial date continues to be postponed. Floyd went to a break room to let off some steam after the hearing date was postponed again. Floyd’s family hoped she would feel better after breaking some things, but Floyd was still reeling from the incident.
While no one was injured — 5-year-old Ryde and 1-year-old Ace, as well as Floyd’s fiancée Zach Davis were in the car at the time — Floyd said she was changed forever.
She fears Ryder has also undergone an irreversible change.
“With Ryder, it’s like her innocence has been taken away,” she said on Tuesday’s episode of “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.”
“This has stolen everything I feel I’ve been working towards. It just seems like this girl just keeps getting the end of the stick and it’s her life,” she continued. “It’s my life and I’m acting like her parents all I can to protect her?”
Floyd may have been referring to Ryder’s disorder, VLCAD. She cannot break down certain types of fat into energy for the body and has been hospitalized sporadically over the years.
The gunman fled after firing 13 shots and Floyd heard Ace wail from the back seat. But she couldn’t hear Ryder. It’s a silence that continues to haunt Floyd.
“When I look at what happened to us, I hear Ace crying. I knew that even if something happened to him, I knew he was still alive, but I couldn’t hear Ryder and it kills me that I couldn’t hear her,” Floyd said. “I just needed her to say something. But she wouldn’t say anything and I can’t get that out of my head.”
“You might have assumed her innocence that day and you might have changed me, but that little girl is my life,” Floyd continued. “I just refuse to let anyone take that away from me.”
In the next chapter of her life, Floyd would like to get on with the shooting and end it.
Davis revealed that he and Floyd knew the shooter.
“I looked at who was holding the gun and it was someone we both knew,” Davis said of the gunman, who remained unidentified.
“We don’t just know him, he’s been here at Chey’s house. There are pictures with him. And all of a sudden you just start hearing the shots,” he continued. “He hit the car 13 times and we crashed into the back of a Prius.”
Floyd said they’re lucky they’re still alive.
“It’s a miracle we’re still here,” Floyd said.
“And God literally covered us up that day because every cop who was there said they didn’t understand how we’re all alive,” she continued. “And when I heard it over and over, I just wanted them to stop. Because I had to pinch myself to make sure I understood I was alive.”
To find out what happens next, don’t miss “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter” when it airs on MTV on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.