Kansas City police have released the 911 tapes from the morning that police say Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and then fled to the front door of the Chiefs’ practice facility where he turned the gun on himself.
“Oh my God. Oh my God. Cassie,” Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, wailed. “The baby is crying … Please get the ambulance here!”
“OK, we’re on the way,” the dispatcher said. “We’ve been on the way the whole time. How old is the patient?”
“Twenty-two,” the mother said.
“Is she breathing?” the dispatcher asked.
“She is still breathing but barely. Please hurry. I don’t know how many times he shot her. They had been arguing …” the mother said.
“OK, she’s been shot?” the dispatcher asked.
Then moments later the mother seemed to direct her shouts to the wounded woman in the home.
“You hear me? Kasandra! Hey!. Stay with me!”
“Ma’am,” the dispatcher said. “Listen. Is she awake?”
“She’s barely,” the mother said. “She’s just barely. She is moving when I talk to her.”
“OK,” the dispatcher said.
“Oh, God,” the mother moaned.