Police Told Woman To Stop Calling 911 Hours Before She And Her Son Were Killed

Police told her she was making false accusations. Six people were shot in the rampage. 

By Gina Tron

A Florida woman and her 8-year-old son were fatally shot last week, just three hours after police accused her of making "false accusations" and after telling her to "stop calling 911," according to Aol.  

Police were called twice to intervene between Latina Verneta Herring, 35, and her boyfriend, Allen Dion Cashe, 31. They were fighting over the keys to Herring’s house and car, according to an arrest report obtained by NBC affiliate WESH of Orlando and The Orlando Sentinel.

About three hours later Cashe allegedly shot Herring seven times with an AK-47 style assault rifle. Her 8-year-old son, Branden, was fatally wounded. Four other people were also shot, including Herring's father and 7-year-old son, both of whom are critically wounded. Two bystanders were shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

According to a police body camera video recorded during the first call to police, Cashe yelled at Herring at a gas station over the car keys.

"I'm not trying to play games," Cashe said in the video. "You have an attitude coming home from the club drunk."

Police were again called twenty minutes later to Herring's home. In a police video, Cashe is handcuffed and placed in a patrol car but then released after officers decide that the incident is a civil matter.

"She's making false accusations," one of the officers said, according to the report. "It's the second time she's done it."

Another officer tells Herring: "Just stop calling 911 and making accusations that you don't know about."

The officers also said in the video that it could have been Cashe who called 911. "He's afraid he's going to do something to her," one of the officers says, based on the report.

Three hours later, six people were shot. In the arrest report, Cashe admitted to "firing an entire magazine from his AK-47 style" rifle, shooting Herring and "possibly 'accidentally' shooting both children while they were sleeping." According to the report, he told investigators he was upset with Herring for calling police and for "stealing his car keys."

Cashe is in jail without bond pending arraignments on a charge of violating parole, two counts of first-degree premeditated murder, five counts of attempted homicide and a count of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.


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