“He’s hallucinating; we need help,” Mary Ann Sherman pleaded with the operator. “He’s going to kill us all if we don’t get help.”
During the 10 minute call, which was punctuated by the sounds of several people screaming, she said her son had already bitten his girlfriend “really, really bad” and needed to go to a mental institution.
The 911 call ended just as two patrol cars pulled in behind the rental car the family was driving.
The incident is under investigation by the GBI. An autopsy on Chase Sherman will be performed at the GBI Medical Examiner’s office in Decatur.
Coweta sheriff’s Capt. Mark Fenninger told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday that the deputies involved were initially placed on routine paid leave, but have since returned to duty.