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Jonathan Ferrell was actually looking for help before being fatally shot by Randall Kerrick.

CNN) — The sobbing woman pleads for help in a 911 call.

“There’s a guy breaking in my front door,” she says.

The dispatcher repeats: “There’s a guy breaking in your front door?”

The caller comes back quickly: “He’s trying to kick it down.”

She cries as she tells the dispatcher that the man is yelling. She describes what he’s wearing — a green shirt and khakis or jeans. As she anxiously awaits police, she repeatedly asks, “Oh my God, are they almost here?”

The frantic 911 call, released by authorities Tuesday, brought officers to the North Carolina home on Saturday.

Minutes later, 12 bullets from one officer’s gun flew toward the 24-year-old unarmed man outside, who authorities now believe had been looking for help after a car accident. Police say the officer hit him 10 times.

Now Jonathon Ferrell is dead. And Randall Kerrick, the police officer who shot him, faces a felony charge of voluntary manslaughter.

The release of the 911 tape Tuesday is the latest twist in a case that has drawn national attention and calls from some activists to charge the police officer with murder.


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