A 31-year-old man from Florida stands was recently charged with first-degree premeditated murder, attempted homicide, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after fatally shooting his girlfriend, her child, and injuring four other people following a domestic dispute. Court documents suggest that the police were called twice during that day to settle a domestic conflict between the shooter and his victim.
On Monday, a police crew was dispatched to a Florida gas station to settle what seemed to be a minor altercation between 35-year-old Latina Verneta Herring and Allen Dion Cashe (31), her boyfriend. According to the officer who intervened, while at the gas station, Cashe kept arguing with Herring about who had the keys to the house and car. The matter was resolved with the utmost dispatch by the officers. However, that was not the end of the couple’s domestic quarrel.
According to the authorities, Herring dialed 911 a second time that day. It would appear that the domestic dispute moved from the gas station to the woman’s house. When the law enforcement officers arrived, Herring told them that Cashe kept accusing her of stealing the car’s keys and that he became violent.
The officers took Cashe into custody, but released him after a short while, saying that this is a civil matter which does not call for police intervention. Furthermore, based on the footage retrieved from the officers’ body vest camera, it would appear that the woman was asked not to call 911 again for these kinds of things. Regrettably, that was the last time anyone saw Herring alive.
According to Cashe’s affidavit, it appears that several hours after the police left, the man drew out his AK-47 assault rifle and started shooting everyone in the house. In his shooting rampage, Cashe killed his girlfriend and critically injured her 8-year-old son, who later died at the hospital.
Moreover, it would seem that the man also injured Herring’s other child, her father, and several bystanders when he left the house. When the authorities arrived to contain the situation, they’ve declared Herring dead at the scene. Her 8-year-old child later died at the hospital due to his injuries.
As for Herring’s father and 7-year-old son, the authorities managed to stabilize them. The bystanders sprayed with bullets during Cashe’s escape sustained non-life-threatening injuries. During his rampage, Cashe emptied an entire AK-47 magazine.
For his deed, Cashe was charged with five counts of attempted homicide, two counts of premeditated first-degree murder, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
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