A pregnant woman who was fatally shot Wednesday along with her boyfriend in Ohio mustered just enough strength to call 911 begging for an ambulance.
Sara Marsh, 32, and LaShaun Sanders, 33, were found shot outside his home on Henderson Road in Ravenna Township just after 2.20pm Wednesday.
Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene, while Marsh, who was six to ten weeks pregnant with the couple’s second child, succumbed to her wounds in the hospital six hours after the shooting. Her baby could not be saved.
Police on Friday were still searching for the suspect in the shooting, identified as 25-year-old David Darnell Calhoun Jr.
He is wanted on an aggravated murder warrant in the deaths of Sanders and Marsh.
Investigators have released a distressing recording of the 911 call that the dying Sara Marsh made in the minutes after the shooting, reported Cleveland.com.
‘I need an ambulance… I just got shot,’ the 32-year-old expectant mother says before she begins to softly moan and sob, with bystanders screaming in the background.
The dispatcher asks Marsh if she knows who shot her and prompts her to continue talking to her, asking, ‘Ma’am, are you still with me on the line? I’m still here.’
But Marsh says nothing in reply.
One of the witnesses is heard telling the gravely injured Marsh: ‘Please, are you breathing? Can you hear me? Honey, please say something.’
Sanders’ niece, Lecreshia Kirklin, told the news site she was spending time with her cousin near her uncle’s home on Henderson Road when she glimpsed Calhoun walk past the window. Two minutes later, at around 2.23pm, they heard the sound of gunshots.
Kirklin said she saw her uncle bleeding to death on the ground and Marsh in the driver’s seat of a car parked outside.
The victim’s niece revealed that Sanders knew the suspect but said she did not know what might have provoked the shooting.
Another relative told NewsNet5 that Calhoun had a dispute with Marsh and Sanders a month ago.
Calhoun, who goes by the nickname ‘D-Block,’ is currently on parole, having been released from prison in April after serving time for an armed robbery, the station reported.
Investigators say the 25-year-old should be considered armed and dangerous.
Speaking to the station WKYC, the male victim’s cousin Brittany Forston said of Sanders: ‘He’s a loving person. Nobody had a problem with him. If anybody ever needed anything he was there for us.’
Those who knew Marsh described her as a ‘sweetheart.’ The 32-year-old woman and her boyfriend also had a 13-year-old son together.