Latina Herring called 911 to report the domestic dispute that ultimately ended her life. But police refused to listen.
A Florida mother and her son were killed following a domestic dispute she attempted to report to police.
Latina Herring, 35, called Sanford cops twice to make a complaint about her boyfriend, Allen Cashe on March 27. But when officers responded, she was told to stop calling 911 and accused of making false accusations, the New York Daily News reports. Just hours later, Herring would be dead – according to reports, Cashe forced his way into her home and fired an AK-47, killing the mother and her 8-year-old son.
The dispute reportedly began after Allen Cashe claimed Herring took keys from him. The two had been arguing at a gas station, which then moved to Herring's home. According to WESH, it's been reported that a friend called the police over concern that he would harm her.
As reported by CBS, police bodycam video shows an officer saying, “We’re going to handle it” and “Stop calling 911 to make accusations you don’t know about.” But police say the comment was directed at “a third party complainant who continued to make 911 calls about the incident while officers were on scene.”
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Soon after, Herring and her 8-year-old son were shot dead. Multiple people were left injured.
"This scene is one of the worst scenes our investigators or officers have responded to... to walk into a residence and find two young juveniles shot, two adults shot, one person that is now deceased," police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said in a statement.
Cashe has been arrested by local police.