An inconsolable, frightened 911 caller told an emergency dispatcher that she returned to her North Raleigh home Tuesday night and found her friend bleeding from at least one gunshot wound.
“We heard a loud shot and ran out from the church. She’s bleeding profusely,” the caller told the dispatcher on a 911 recording made public Wednesday afternoon.
The shooting victim, Danielle Anita Hodges, 27, died in the home at 3525 Limber Lane, off Mitchell Mill Road in northeast Raleigh.
Investigators have charged Hodges’ boyfriend, Brian Okeith Davis II, with murder, said police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan.
State records show that Davis, 25, lived at 3552 Limber Lane. Police arrested him at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of Paddington Court, off West Millbrook Road, Hourigan said.
The 911 caller, whose name was not made public, told the dispatcher there were recent tensions between the couple.
“They’ve been having problems on and off for quite a few days,” the woman said before turning her attention back to Hodges. “Please, Danielle, stay with us.”
The shooting happened around 9:45 p.m., police said.
The 911 caller told the dispatcher she found Hodges sitting upright on a couch. The woman told the dispatcher she was afraid. She had lodged a chair against the door to prevent the shooter from getting inside if he returned.
She said the woman’s boyfriend had fled in a white, 2003 Buick Century.
The woman told the dispatcher she could not tell if Hodges was breathing, but she was moving.
“She’s bleeding everywhere. She’s a mother. Please,” the 911 caller said. “Danielle, you’ve got a little girl.”
The dispatcher directed the woman to apply pressure to Hodges’ chest to jump-start her heart.
“One, two, three, four,” the dispatcher directed in a flat voice.
“I’m pushing her chest,” the caller told the dispatcher while sobbing. “I think she’s gone.”
Davis has a minor criminal record that includes convictions for reckless driving and an opened alcohol container violation, state records show.
He was booked into the Wake County jail Wednesday at 7 a.m. He is being held without benefit of bail, a jail spokesman said.
News researcher Peggy Neal and staff writer Ron Gallagher contributed to this report.