Jerome Ersland's 911 Call Released

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 10:43 am
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City police have released two 911 calls made during and after the deadly robbery attempt at Reliable Pharmacy in May 2009.

In May, a jury convicted pharmacist Jerome Ersland of first-degree murder for the shooting death of would be robber Antwun Parker. Ersland shot the 16 year old when he and an accomplice with a gun rushed into the pharmacy. But prosecutors say he went too far when he shot Parker five more times while he was lying on the ground.

In the 911 tapes, you hear a female employee saying "we're being robbed," and then the sound of five gun shots.

In a separate call, Ersland told the 911 operator, "Emergency. People down. Hurry. One of them crooks got away. I got one. He's dead."

Ersland is scheduled to be sentenced July 11.