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Belcher's mother pleads for help in 911 tape

  • Published Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at 8:31 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 1:50 p.m.

Inside the Kansas City house that Jovan Belcher fled Saturday morning, his infant daughter cried, his mother was in hysterics and his girlfriend was barely breathing.

On Tuesday, the recording of the frantic call for help after Chiefs player Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins was released. The 911 call was made by Belcher's mother, who was staying with the couple.


Here's the transcript of the 911 call Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd, made:


"Oh my God. Oh my God. Kasi," Shepherd screams. "The baby is crying ... Please get the ambulance here!"

"OK, we're on the way, " the dispatcher says. "We've been on the way the whole time. How old is the patient?"

"Twenty-two," the mother says.

"Is she breathing?" the dispatcher asks.

"She is still breathing but barely. Please hurry. I don't know how many times he shot her. They had been arguing ..." Belcher's mother says.

"OK, she's been shot?" the dispatcher asks.

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 says. "Listen. Is she awake?"

"She's barely ... she's just barely. She is moving when I talk to her."

"OK," the dispatcher says.

"Oh, God," the Shepherd says.

" Is she bleeding?" The dispatcher asks.

"Yes, she is ...."

The rest of what's said is obscured by the screams of the baby.

A police officer gets on the phone and tries to get information about Belcher from the distraught mother.

The mother did not answer questions about the whereabouts of her son.

Instead, Belcher's mother begs for an ambulance.

"Ma'am, the ambulance is on the way. What's your son's name? What kind of car did your son leave in? Or was he on foot?" the officer says.

There was no response.

"Sounds like she disconnected," the dispatcher says. " I wanted to give her some bleeding advice also ... Ma'am, are you there?"

There was no response. All that can be heard are the screams of the baby.

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