Police release phone calls, body camera footage in deadly Sanford shooting

Posted at 7:57 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-25 20:11:26-04

NewsChannel 5 is learning more about a deadly shooting spree in Sanford that left two dead and several others injured.

Police released hours of body cam footage and 911 calls that give insight into what lead up to the violence.

“We want to make sure that we have as much accurate information out there, which is why we released everything,” Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said.

It all started at 3:22 a.m. on Monday March 27.

Police respond to a Wawa on West 25th Street in Sanford to find LaTina Herring and Allen Cashe arguing.

Herring told police she took his keys, because Cashe wouldn't give her back her house keys.

“Can you give her back her house keys,” an officer asks.

“I don't have her house keys, man I don't have time to play games!”

According to the police report, officers were able to get Cashe his keys, and he went on his way.

Just minutes later - at 3:37 a.m., a call came in from one of Herring’s friends.

“He’s outside, he’s in a white Buick Lacrosse, he has a loaded weapon,” the call said.

The officers discussed what the friend said over the phone.

“He's afraid, he's going to do something to her,” the officer said.

Cashe wasn't arrested, and eventually left the home.

Chief Smith said his officers did the right thing.

“The primary thing about this is that it became civil matter based on two individuals who has each other's keys. “I believe the officers acted appropriately. They did what they were supposed to do."