The following is a partial transcript of that call. Items in bold appear to be the voice of the 911 dispatcher.
911 Office, Tammy.
Tammy, my ex-husband’s here with a gun. He’s in here. He’s got a gun.
He’s going to kill them, hurry.
He’s got my kids, quick.
What’s his name?
(Quick, shallow breathing)
2005 Forrest Ridge Trail, Culleoka. We’ve got a male subject in the house with a weapon.
He just told my kids he’s going to kill them if I’m on the phone. He’s going to kill me.
I don’t need you to hang up. Has he been drinking?
He’s going to kill me. They’re in the hallway with him, and I’m hiding in the closet.
(First shot is heard)
I’m hiding in the closet. I’m coming out ’cause he’d not going to hurt my kids. The kids are with him.
Can they get out?
I want to make sure he doesn’t shoot my kids. The kids are with him.
They’re deterring him. Please, please, he’s going to kill them.
Has he been drinking?
He’s got to be.
How long has he been out of the residence?
(Labored, quick breathing)
The kids are telling him I’m not here. He said if I’m here, he’ll kill them.
He just shot the gun.
He hasn’t seen you yet?
He’s coming. He just shot the gun again. Please! Please!
What kind of a gun is it?
A handgun. He’s going to the front door.
(Dispatcher to other emergency personnel) He’s inside the house, shooting. He had two children and an ex-wife.
Oh, he hit one of them!
Stay in the closet. He doesn’t know you’re in the closet?
He can see the phone cord coming in. Oh! He hit one of them.
(Gunshots. Sound of girl screaming in the background)
They’ve got the gun. I think my kids have got my gun. I can’t believe I forgot to get it.
I think one of my children has the weapon. He’s shot five times. I’m hiding in the closet, and my kids are out there with him.
How old are the kids?
15 and 18.
(Gunshots and screaming)
He shot five more. Is that all of them?
Ma’am, I don’t know what kind of gun he has.
He hasn’t shot them yet. My kids are still OK.
He’s going to kill me.
He’s coming to the closet! He’s coming to the closet! He’s coming to the closet!
(Kids screaming, shrieking)
He’s at the closet. He’s going to shoot me. Help me! He’s here. He’s gonna hit me with the gun.
(Children screaming in the background)
He’s still shooting at the kids! Help me!
Be calm! They’re getting there. They’re coming.
He’s beating on the doors.
He’s still shooting.
Parker, no! Please, no!
He’s going to beat a hole in the door.
Ma’am, calm down. What’s your name?
Please! Freda! Freda!
(Yell heard from man in background)
Please, don’t hurt my kids! Don’t hurt my babies! Parker, no!
Where are they?
I don’t know.
Parker, please! Don’t!
(Screams, screams, screams)
Don’t hurt my babies!!
Freda, what’s going on? Freda?
This is E-Com 720. We just heard two gunshots inside the residence. We heard a woman screaming. Now we’ve got dead silence.
Sleep tight, and don’t worry; the almighty proper authorities will protect you. Or at least will fill out the paperwork after you’re gone.