The Toledo Police Department has released new body camera video and 911 dispatch audio from a tragic Friday evening scene at the Byrneport Apartments, showing the moments after two young boys were shot and killed.
Neighbors heard the scene unfold and attempted to call for help before it was too late.
“There’s a man in the parking lot shooting. He shot and killed two little boys,” the 911 caller can be heard saying.
“Two doors down some woman was just screaming that the man shot the babies and I just heard like 10 more shots,” another 911 caller said.
When police arrived on scene, they found 27-year-old Kevin Moore outside the apartment with a gun where they were able to arrest him right away.
Inside they found the three brothers all with at least one gunshot wound, a heartbreaking scene for even police officers to see.
“There are no words to explain how tough that is on officers,” said Lt. Kellie Lenhardt, public information officer for TPD. “Many of our officers are parents and just to see those babies in that state will be something they never forget.”
Lenhardt said at least one officer that responded has taken time off to process the grim situation and others went through a debriefing.
Detectives are still investigating.
“We’re incredibly grateful that the suspect is in custody, the firearm is recovered, that we weren’t out looking for a murderer, that he was taken into custody on scene, but for the integrity of the case we’re just not going to release all the information at this time in the event that it goes to trial.”
4-year-old Ashtan Phillips has reportedly been upgraded to stable condition but is still in the hospital fighting for his life.