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911 AUDIO: Killed in cold blood

Jessica Cuffman • Mar 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Click the player to the right of the screen to hear the 911 audio. Warning: It contains difficult dialogue.  

Andrea Swope’s brother-in-law, Randy Ross, 47, fatally shot his wife, Amy Ross, 43, before turning the gun on himself, Ottawa County deputies said.  

Just before noon, Randy stormed inside Swope’s home and shot Amy once in the chest then fired two shots into his own head. He somehow survived and remains in a Toledo hospital. 

Swope managed to take the .40-caliber handgun from Randy and hide it before she called 911. As she talked to an Ottawa County dispatcher, Randy was still walking around outside her home, two gunshot wounds to his head.

Swope’s teenage daughter, Summer Swope, had locked herself in a bathroom.

Through hysterical gasps and screams, Swope managed to give the dispatcher her address, also providing the name of the shooter and the grim condition of her sister.

“Please get here now,” she’s heard saying.

“Where is she shot?” the dispatcher asks. 

“In the chest.”

“Is she talking to you now?”


“Is she breathing?”

“No, no, no .... please get here now ... I don’t know how to help anybody,” Swope is heard saying. “I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do.”

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