A Florida woman told to stop calling 911 was found dead just hours after arguing with her boyfriend. (KTRK)
Three hours before Latina Herring was murdered, she can be seen on Sanford police body camera video arguing with her boyfriend, Allen Cashe.
Cashe is accused of going on a shooting rampage, killing Herring, her 8-year-old son and attempting to kill her 7-year-old son, her father and two bystanders.
The suspect allegedly went on the killing spree around 6:30 a.m. Monday. It all started at about 3:20 a.m. when police were called to a Wawa store.
“I don’t have her house keys,” Cashe is heard saying on newly released body camera video. “Man, you got my keys,” Herring yells.
“I’m not trying to play games,” said Cashe. “You have an attitude coming home from the club drunk.”
Police let Cashe leave the scene after he got his keys, which sparked the argument.
Twenty minutes later, police were called again to a home on Hays Drive. According to the video released by Sanford police on Friday, officers on scene dismissed Herring’s concerns.
“She’s making false accusations,” an officer says. “It’s the second time she’s done it.”
At one point, police tell Herring to “stop calling 911.”
“We’re going to handle it,” an officer tells Herring. “Just stop calling 911 and making accusations that you don’t know about.”
Police, in the video, say the couple was just arguing and it was not physical. They call it a “civil matter.”
At one point, Cashe is handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car, but is later released. Police said there was no reason to arrest anyone. One officer said Herring should have just lied and said Cashe hit her.
It is unclear why Cashe or Herring called 911. Officers on scene remarked he may have wanted to harm her.
“I think he’s calling because he’s afraid he’s going to do something to her,” an officer says to another.
Herring’s friend, Ladasha Beasley, said Sanford police should have done more.
“Sanford PD’s a big disappointment to me and to others,” Beasley added. “To protect and serve who, man? Who? Justice needs to be served.”
Sanford police did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the newly released body camera video and how officers handled the scene.
The four shooting survivors remain in the hospital. WESH reports that three are stable and one is in critical condition.