As Jovan Belcher's girlfriend lay dying on a bedroom floor Saturday morning, the mother of the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker pleaded with her to remain alive while she called 911 for assistance.
"Stay with me, the ambulance is on the way. Stay with me Kasandra, stay with me," Shepherd yelled during the call to emergency dispatchers.
A recording of the call was released to the public on Wednesday morning.
Belcher shot Kasandra Perkins, the 22-year-old mother of their three-month-old child, at their Kansas City home before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and shooting himself in front of Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and Coach Romeo Crennel.
"She's still breathing, but please hurry," Shepherd said on the 911 call. "I don't know how he ... they were arguing, please hurry."
Shepherd indicated on the phone that Perkins was bleeding and barely breathing. She said Perkins appeared to be wounded in the back and that she saw movement from Perkins when speaking to her. According to the police report, Belcher shot Perkins multiple times.
At that point, Shepherd told police that Belcher had left the home for the stadium, where Pioli and Crennel begged him to put his handgun down. Instead, he knelt behind a car and shot himself once in the head, according to the police.
Shepherd has temporary custody of the child, who lost both parents in the shooting.