A Florida woman kept calling the police last week because her and her son were in danger. According to a police body camera footage obtained by a local TV station, the woman was told to “stop calling 911” just hours before her and her son were shot to death.
The woman identified as Latina Verneta Herring, 35, made two phone calls on March 27 due to a fight that broke out between her and her boyfriend Allen Dion Cashe, 31.
The police responded at first to a fight the couple was having over keys at a Wawa gas station at 3:20 a.m..
The police body cam footage captured the incident at the gas station.
“Man, you got my keys,” Herring yelled at Cashe in the video.
“I’m not trying to play games,” Cashe said. “You have an attitude coming home from the club drunk.”
20 minutes after the first incident, they responded to a call at Herring’s house. The officers briefly handcuffed Cashe, but later let him go after deciding it was a “civil” matter.
In the video, one of the officers said Herring was “making false accusations.”
“We’re going to handle it, ma’am, just stop calling 911 and making accusations that you don’t know about,” an officer said.
But after police left was when things took a turn for the worst. According to USA Today:
“Hours after police left the home, Cashe kicked in Herring’s door and fired an AK-47 killing Herring, her 8-year-old son, and injuring her father and 7-year-old son, according to an arrest report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. After shooting the family, Cashe fled the scene and shot two bystanders.”