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'I need help': Victim's girlfriend pleads for help in 911 call to Hoke authorities

Posted April 30, 2018 6:12 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:16 a.m. EDT

— In a 911 call to Hoke County authorities, the girlfriend of the man who was shot and killed while on the way home from a party early Sunday morning can be heard pleading for help.

"My husband has been, I've been shot. My baby's been shot, and I need help," said Jessica Chavis.

The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. at the corner of Shannon Road and Old Wire Road. Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said two men got out of a car and started shooting at Chavis and others in a pickup truck, which was stopped at a stop sign.

Richard Locklear, 26, was killed as a result of the shooting. Chavis and Locklear's 2-year-old son was also inside the car during the shooting but was unharmed. Another man, Dwayne Locklear, was also inside.

Fatal shooting

"Someone shot up our truck. It was three people. I bet my husband's been killed," Chavis said in another 911 call.

Peterkin said over 30 rounds from two weapons were shot into the truck.

Three charged in Hoke County shooting that killed one, injured 2

Laroyce McLean, Sherron Leach and James Quick were charged Sunday night with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Peterkin said the men were at the same party with Locklear and his family and believe that his jewelry caught their eye and that robbery was the motive.

"One suspect put his hands on the door handle and opened the door, but you had two different guns. One was a handgun, from what we can find, and one was a rifle," Peterkin said.

McLean and Leach made their first court appearances on Monday morning. Quick was arrested in Virginia. Arrangements are being made to get him back to North Carolina, Peterkin said.

"It's just totally senseless in a situation like this and you hear that your victims are begging for, pleading for their lives, and you shoot over 30 times into a vehicle with a two-year-old in the car," Peterkin said.