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Florida Woman, Son Fatally Shot In Domestic Dispute

Police were twice called to intervene in a dispute about keys hours before the shooting, according to an arrest report



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    Allen Dion Cashe, guarded by armed officers, in court March 28 in Seminole County, Florida.

    Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said police told the victim to stop calling 911. In fact, they were speaking to a third party in another location who was on the phone with police.

    A few hours before a Florida woman and her 8-year-old son were fatally shot last week, police responded to a domestic dispute between the woman and the suspect, NBC News reported.

    Early on the morning of March 27, Sanford police were twice called to intervene between Latina Verneta Herring, 35, and Allen Dion Cashe, 31, who were quarreling over the keys to her house and car, according to an arrest report obtained by NBC affiliate WESH of Orlando and The Orlando Sentinel.

    About three hours later, around 6:30 a.m., Cashe emptied the magazine of an assault-style rifle, investigators said. Herring, who was shot seven times, died at the scene. Her 8-year-old son, Branden, was critically wounded; he died Tuesday. Police said four other people were also shot — Herring's father and 7-year-old son, who were critically wounded, and two bystanders.