Florida police have released an unsettling 911 call reportedly made by Kevin Nelson after he supposedly murdered Shanice Smith, daughter of Jamaican entertainer Anthony Cruz, and her mother, Karen Lyle, in their apartment yesterday.
In the 911 call, a man can be heard telling police that shots were fired, before saying that he was the person with the gun. When asked if anyone got shot, the man said “Yes, Karen Lyle and Shanice Smith.”
The police said that an angry Nelson texted several friends to say that Lyle was cheating on him, before shooting her and the 15-year-old Smith. He reportedly covered the bodies with blankets before calling 911.
According to a police report on the incident obtained by OBSERVER ONLINE, Nelson was born in Jamaica. When crisis negotiators first spoke to him, he told them that he was “afraid to get hurt” and “I hurt people, I’m a failure”.