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‘Please hurry:’ Police release emotional 911 audio from Rock Hill triple shooting

Listen: York County Sheriff releases 911 audio from Rock Hill triple shooting

The York County Sheriff's Office released 911 audio from two York County shootings where three people were shot, one fatally. The suspect, Marques Quantez Heath of Rock Hill, was arrested in Charlotte after a police chase.
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The York County Sheriff's Office released 911 audio from two York County shootings where three people were shot, one fatally. The suspect, Marques Quantez Heath of Rock Hill, was arrested in Charlotte after a police chase.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misstated information about the stolen shotgun. The gun was reported stolen to York Police in December 2018 and was not stolen from one of the victim’s homes, York County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Trent Faris clarified. The warrant states: “the defendant, Marques Quantez Heath, did willfully and unlawfully possess a stolen Rossi 12 guage shotgun, that the defendant knew, or should have known, was stolen while at 2134 Farlow Street.”

The man charged in the shooting of three women, one fatally and assaulting three others was using a stolen shotgun, according to York County warrants.

Marques Quantez Heath, 35, of Rock Hill was arrested Tuesday in Charlotte after a police chase. He’s accused of shooting three women and hitting three others with a hammer the same day.

Shanijela Shamicheal Elexus Williams, 20, of Rock Hill was shot and killed. Two other women were shot and injured.

Heath was charged with domestic violence in January against one of the women, who is pregnant and was injured in the shooting.

Heath used a Rossi 12-gauge shotgun that had been reported stolen to York Police Dec. 6, 2018.

Police say Heath broke in to a Farlow Street house and shot and injured a woman, according to county warrants.

A Farlow Street neighbor called police and reported seeing the neighbor shot, according to the 911 call released by police Friday.

“Please, get someone here, she’s dying,” the caller told the 911 operator.

The neighbor told the 911 operator the injured woman said Marques Heath shot her.

Heath also was charged with kidnapping five people, according to warrants. The warrants said he held five people against their will while displaying the shotgun. He’s charged with shooting two of them, and hitting the other three with a hammer.

Heath is charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, three counts of high and aggravated assault and battery, five counts of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen goods, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony.

No motive for the crimes has been released.

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Hannah Smoot reports on money and power for The Herald, covering York, Lancaster and Chester counties. She has been a reporter at The Herald since June 2017. Contact Hannah at 803-329-4068, hgsmoot@heraldonline.com or follow her on Twitter @hgsmoot.
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