A recording of a 911 call related to a double homicide in Chattanooga, Tenn. this past Sunday has been released to the public. George Dillard, 24, and Lakita Hicks, 25, were shot and killed inside a home and their son was the only eyewitness and made the emergency call to Chattanooga police.
As reported by the Washington Post, the five-year-old boy called 911 Sunday (Feb. 2) night around 10:30 p.m. and explained what he saw in heartbreaking detail.
“My daddy and my momma got shot,” calmly explained the boy via the Post’s report. The dispatcher, confused by the statement, asked the boy to repeat himself and after being asked if they were fighting, the boy replied, “No, this dude shot them.”
Local outlet WTVC reports that the boy is now with members of his family and was not hurt in the incident. The station also stated that Dillard was a known gang member but his involvement has not been named as a motive for the killing as of yet.
Chattanooga Police officials say they’re working in tandem with its Victim Services Coordinator and the Family Justice Center to provide resources and assistance to the boy. In addition, a GoFundMe campaign has also been enacted to fund the burial of Hicks.
— Drew Bollea (@Drew_BolleaNC9) February 1, 2016
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