Ashanti Ferrell feared her sister was dead, but she pleaded for help anyway in a 911 call played for jurors Wednesday.
“My sister’s been shot and she cannot move. Can you help us, please. I don’t want her to die,” Ferrell cried in the recording.
Prosecutors presented the call at the start of the murder trial for Jeremy Lamont Warren, who is accused of killing 18-year-old NeQuacia Jacobs on Feb. 24, 2018.
Warren, 22, stared at the table in front of him while jurors listened to Ferrell’s call. He looked at her briefly one time as she sat in the witness stand and cried quietly.
“I don’t even know if she’s alive,” Ferrell, now 19, told the 911 operator while other siblings screamed in the background.
Prosecutor Annelise DeFrank said Warren drove to the apartment complex in Highland Hills where Jacobs lived with her mother and four siblings in his 2010 white Dodge Charger, walked to the outside of their apartment and shot through the window five times. Jacobs and another sister, Trameicia, were hit. Trameicia survived and was able to give police a description of the shooter.
Security surveillance cameras captured the shooting and showed the suspect coming and going from the complex in a white Dodge Charger.
Witnesses testified that they recognized Warren and his car in surveillance footage showed in news reports about the shooting and came forward to identify him.
Jacobs was a straight-A student at South Oak Cliff High School, testified her mother, ShaQuaila Jacobs. She planned to attend the University of Texas at Austin and wanted to become a pediatric oncology nurse.
“Everything she did, she did it with a smile on her face,” her mother said.
The family had moved into the apartment near Bonnie View and Simpson Stuart roads just two weeks before the shooting.
Trameicia Jacobs, now 20, still wonders why she lived and her sister didn’t, a question their mother said she struggles to answer.
Warren was arrested nearly seven months after the shooting. If convicted, he could get up to life in