"While the dispatcher still had telephone contact with the victim, they could hear the male victim pleading with the suspect not to shoot him. A short time later, you could hear a gunshot."
Copeland says there's no information that Slama knew the intruder. "It appears to be a burglary gone bad...There weren't any other cars there at the residence that he could see. It appears as though he just thought he was committing a burglary and then ran into the resident."
The suspect, a white male, drove away in a small black car. Copeland says a similar vehicle is linked to recent burglaries in Barry County. If you have information on this burglary, call the Newton County Sheriff's Office.