Jovan Belcher’s mother makes frantic 911 call (Audio)

In the four days since former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide, new details have continually emerged from the tragic case.

The latest may be the most disturbing.

On Wednesday, the 911 call made by Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, was released. In it, Shepherd frantically pleads for help shortly after her son shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, in front of their 3-month-old daughter.

“She’s still breathing but please hurry,” Shepherd says. “I don’t know how he (inaudible), they were arguing, please hurry.”

Shepherd begged the 22-year-old Perkins, who was “just barely” awake, to stay alive.

“Stay with me, the ambulance is on the way. Stay with me Kasandra, stay with me,” Shepherd yells.

When asked by a police dispatcher of Belcher’s whereabouts, Shepherd simply says, “he left.” Police arrived at the couple’s home around 7:50 a.m. and discovered Perkins’ body, which had suffered multiple gun-shot wounds.

Belcher then drove to drove to Arrowhead Stadium. There, the distraught 25-year-old thanked GM Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel for all they had done, knelt down behind a vehicle and took his life.

TMZ got hold of the audio of the 911 call, which I’ve embedded below. As it is very tough to listen to, play at your own risk.

Zack Kelberman
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  • Paul Myers

    911 Operators are IDIOTS!!!! The Mother tells her that the woman has been shot, and the idiot asks “Is she bleeding?” AYKM?!

  • robert johnson

    That’s all you got out of that?
    The internet continues to be the place to whine about everything.
    Nothing gets by you.

  • Erin

    I used to be a 911 operator and I was upset to hear the dispatcher not dispatch EMS as soon as the call came in but after a few min’s. When it comes to injuries like gun shoots every min counts. I haven’t been a dispatcher for a few years now and after listening to this call my heart goes out to the family and the baby they left behind!!! Oh by the way there are gun shots that do not bleed as much as you think! In this case I am sure there was plenty. God rest their soles!!