LISTEN: 911 call reveals suspect in police pursuit warned of kids in car

As the investigation continues, 95.5 WSB’s Sandra Parrish has obtained a copy of the 911 call made during a fatal police chase in Paulding County Friday.

>>Listen to audio of the 911 call below.

Leden Boykin, 12, was killed after a Georgia State Patrol trooper performed a pit maneuver that resulted in the car flipping multiple times.

The chase began after Charlie Moore was pulled over by the trooper for speeding. When he refused to roll down his window and present his license, a Paulding County sheriff’s deputy, who was asked to assist, broke Moore’s window. The man then took off driving over the trooper’s foot.

Moore’s 14-year-old son and Boykins were in the car and dialed 911 at Moore’s request. The boys’ voices are redacted from the call, but you hear Moore requesting a supervisor, saying he’s scared to pull over.

“We’ve got a situation now where we’re in a high-speed chase now because they won’t stop. Y’all got to help me,” he says on the call.

At one point, the dispatcher tries to get the boys to encourage Moore to pull over.

“The officers are telling me to tell you to pull over or they’re going to hit you,” she can be heard telling them.

Moore responds, “Tell them they need to get off of me right now because I’m scared. I’ve got my kids with me right now.”

Sgt. Ashley Henson with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office says the dispatcher had to relay the message about the boys over the phone since the police agencies are on different radio systems. By the time troopers got the word, a pit maneuver had already been performed resulting in the vehicle flipping several times.

In the end, you hear Moore screaming over the body of Boykins who was not wearing a seatbelt.

“Leden, Leden, Leden,” screamed Moore.

The GSP says its investigation is continuing and that the reports from the incident are still not completed.

Henson speculates the trooper did not see the boys in the car due to the darkness of the initial early morning traffic stop.

Sandra Parrish

Sandra Parrish

News Anchor Reporter for political, legislative, transportation, and educational news.

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