National

Jun 25, 2010 1:36 PM by Greg Boyce

5 year old calls 911 to report mother's shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A 5-year-old Ohio boy used a cell phone to call for help after someone fatally shot his mother, saying "my momma is at home dead."

Police responding to the call found 25-year-old Marquita Brown's body in her Dayton apartment around 2 a.m. Friday.  Sgt. Michael Pauley says the boy used the phone after he heard a shot and was not able to wake his mother up. The boy told the dispatcher "my momma is at home dead." During the call, the dispatcher tried to calm the boy and told him police were coming. The boy could be heard crying at times.

Pauley says the dispatcher stayed on the line until officers arrived. Police are searching for the woman's boyfriend. They say the boy told them the boyfriend had run out of the apartment. Police found a gun at the scene.

»Comments

»Topics in this article

More News

National
Story Photo

2 hours ago

Baby Monitors Recalled

Concerns about overheating and rupturing batteries have forced the recall of a dozen different type of baby monitors. The Consumer Product Safety...

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

1 hour ago

Warm Till Saturday

Temperatures start to climb again for Friday and Saturday where many locations will be in the 70s. However, by Saturday, the clouds...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4