911 call sheds light on Fayetteville shooting

Jerry Martin

May 18, 2012 7:26:47 PM PDT
Calls to 911 are revealing new information about a deadly shooting last Saturday in Fayetteville.

Police have accused a Fort Bragg soldier of pulling the trigger and killing a man. However, the frantic 911 calls appear to not tell the same story the victim's family has been telling.

Just moments after 23-year-old Jerry Martin was shot outside his family's Fayetteville home. There were desperate calls for help.

"My son's been shot," said a caller. "Jesus, please don't let my son die."

Martin was shot in the stomach, police said by Gracie Ramirez, who lived nearby.

Callers to 911 said Martin's family was trying to control him.

"My son is drunk. We were trying to contain him, and he didn't know it," said the caller. "And she just came in here and shot him."

However, that's not the story his family has been telling reporters.

"As soon as she walked up she said 'Get off of her' and she cocked her gun," said Martin's aunt, Kimberly Weaver. "And I said, 'We're playing. This is my nephew.'"

According the calls, tensions at the home were flaring.

"The neighbor said he was really drunk," said another caller. "And he was going to attack. He was attacking another lady here and he was going to attack me."

Ramirez has been charged with voluntary manslaughter, but Martin's family said it was nothing but murder.

Ramirez has refused to comment on the shooting.

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