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Just hours before a Florida woman was murdered, police told her to “stop calling 911” after she got into an argument with her boyfriend.
According to WESH, Allen Cashe went on a shooting spree last week that killed Latina Herring and her 8-year-old son. Herring’s 7-year-old son, her father and two bystanders were wounded during the incident. The shooting happened around 6:30 a.m. on Monday, March 27, but the argument started around 3:30a.m. at a gas station.
Police eventually arrived to the scene where they found Herring and Cashe arguing again. She said Cashe had a gun and handed over a bag with a gun in it. Police didn’t arrest Cashe because he wasn’t actually holding the firearm.
“She’s making false accusations,” an officer says. “It’s the second time she’s done it.”
At one point, police tell Herring to “stop calling 911.”
“We’re going to handle it, ma’am,” an officer tells Herring. “Just stop calling 911 and making accusations that you don’t know about.”
Police said the argument was a civil matter that didn’t get physical. They did place Cashe in handcuffs and put him in the back of a patrol car, but he was later released.
Hours after the encounter, Cashe returned to the home armed with a rifle and fatally shot Herring and her 8-year-old son.
Four other people shot during the incident–Herring’s 7-year-old son, father and two bystanders–are still recovering in the hospital.