Police told a Florida woman to stop calling 911 just hours before she was shot to death.
Investigators believe Latina Herring and her 8-year-old son were fatally shot and four other people wounded last week by her boyfriend, Allen Cashe, reported WESH-TV.
She had called Sanford police hours earlier during an argument early March 27 with Cashe, who told officers Herring was drunk and making false accusations.
Herring called police again about 20 minutes later, and an officer can be heard on body camera telling her not to call back.
“We’re going to handle it,” the officer says on the video recording. “Just stop calling 911 and making accusations that you don’t know about.”
One of the officers can be heard saying Herring is afraid Cashe will harm her, and he was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser, but police said there was no reason to arrest him at that point.
Police eventually left after determining the situation was a “civil matter” that did not involve any violence, and they let Cashe leave after getting his keys — which had been the subject of the argument.
Investigators said Cashe came back three hours later with an AK-47 rifle and went on a shooting rampage.
Cashe is accused of killing Herring and one son, and then attempting to kill her 7-year-old son, father and two bystanders.
All four of the victims remain hospitalized, with three in stable condition and the fourth in critical condition.
Sanford police did not respond to requests for comment about the body camera footage.
In a secluded region in Russia’s Arctic they are rejecting Putin in rare protest
Lyudmila Laptander, an activist advocating autonomy for her mineral-rich Nenets region in the Russian Arctic, worries authorities are planning to sacrifice its traditions for the promise of economic enrichment.
"If Nenets is merged with another region, I worry that no one will look after our language or our traditions, and that our small villages in the tundra will be forgotten," said Laptander, 61, a member of the Yasavey cultural group.
The autonomous region on the edge of the Arctic Ocean was gripped by protests in May against the government's plans to integrate it with neighbouring Arkhangelsk.
People are paying to hire this donkey to crash their Zoom meetings
The coronavirus pandemic has led millions of people to embrace meetings via Zoom, but admittedly, those can be as tedious as in-person conferences.
So one animal sanctuary in Canada, in dire need of cash after being forced to close to visitors, found a way to solve both problems.
Meet Buckwheat, a donkey at the Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, who is ready to inject some fun into your humdrum work-from-home office day -- for a price.
"Hello. We are crashing your meeting, we are crashing your meeting -- this is Buckwheat," says sanctuary volunteer Tim Fors, introducing the gray and white animal on a Zoom call.
Republican senators are suddenly trying to social distance — from Trump
There’s something interesting in today’s news:
A number of Republican Senators have said they are skipping the Republican National Convention this year. The convention was originally scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina, but at Trump’s insistence was relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, last month. The stated reason was that Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper would not commit to permitting a full convention out of concerns about the spread of coronavirus, but the abrupt switch to Florida, less than 80 days before the convention, still seems odd to me. Regardless, the switch has created a new problem: Florida is in the midst of a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases, setting a record for new cases in a single day during the weekend —11,458—and running low of ICU beds.