NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WYTV) – Police released the recording of the 911 call in connection to a shooting in Newton Falls.
Tammy Szesze was in the apartment with Howard at the time and told police he was showing her a gun when it went off.
An excerpt of Szesze’s conversation with a 911 dispatcher appears below:
He showed me the gun and he said it wasn’t loaded. He’s like pull the trigger, and I said no. He pulled the trigger and it had a shell in it.”
Szesze said she believes the shooting was accidental.
Howard initially survived the shooting but died later at the hospital.
Investigators are treating the death as suspicious.