Authorities have released an emergency call in which a man says he killed his girlfriend and expresses remorse.
Interim Fayetteville Police Chief Anthony Kelly says 31-year-old Mark Anthony Hicks stabbed the woman to death before lunging at officers who fatally shot him.
Before the encounter Wednesday, Hicks is heard telling a 911 dispatcher that he “just killed somebody” and he says “I’m so sorry.”
The Fayetteville Observer posted a recording of the call.
Two boys escaped the house unharmed, and one also called 911.
Both Hicks and the woman he stabbed, Amanda Williams, were black. Two white officers and an officer of Asian descent have been put on administrative duty. It’s not clear yet who fired the fatal shot.
The 911 call captures the encounter more, according to the Washington Post:
“I’m so sorry,” he says, after sharing his address with the dispatcher.
“Okay, can you tell me your name?” she responds.
“No, I don’t think I can,” he says in the call, a recording of which was released to The Washington Post.
Later, the dispatcher asks about the address.
“Hello?” the dispatcher says. “Hello?”
“Tell my mother I apologize,” the man answers.
The Post has more on the final encounter:
Eventually, a knock can be heard on the recording, and a dispatcher asks Hicks if he’s able to answer the door.
“They’re not important,” he says.
Finally, there are shouts from police — “let me see your hands!” and “drop the weapon now!” — and screaming during a commotion.
Epoch Times contributed to this report.