911 recording reveals church shooting aftermath

911 recording reveals church shooting aftermath

OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - We're learning new details about what happened inside the Ogden Church moments after a gunman walked in and shot a worshiper.
OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - We're learning new details about what happened inside the Ogden Church moments after a gunman walked in and shot a worshiper.

The Ogden Police Department released the 911 calls.

You're about to read about the commotion inside Saint James Catholic Church June 16 moments after Charles Ricky Jennings allegedly walked in and shot his father-in-law James Evans.

Caller: Shots fired at Saint James Catholic Church on Harrison.
Dispatcher: OK and did you see the person doing this?
Caller: Yes we did
Dispatcher: Who was it?
Caller: I'm not sure. Who was (inaudible)
Dispatcher: OK, who, was somebody hurt?
Caller: Yes, shots fired somebody down.
Dispatcher: OK, somebody was shot?
Caller: Yes.
Dispatcher: OK, where is that person at?
Caller: Inside the Church. Saint James Catholic Church.
Dispatcher: Sir, can you walk away from her? Where is the person who did this?

Multiple sources indicate major friction between the father-in-law and son-in-law. This caller was talking with the daughter and wife of both men to get more information to emergency responders.

Caller: Who is it that did this? Your husband? And his name? Charles Jennings.
Dispatcher: Charles Jennings is the one who did this.
Caller: Yes.
Dispatcher: And where is he at right now?
Caller: Where is he going right now? He's going to get your son and where is your address?
Dispatcher: Is he in a vehicle or on foot?
Caller: Is he going to be on foot or in a car?
Dispatcher: What kind of car, what color?
Caller: White Oldsmobile Cutlass.

Police used the information from calls like this one to find Jennings. His car was out of gas in Box Elder County. He was found walking on the side of the road an did not resist arrest.

Despite the commotion revealed by the 911 recording, the Catholic father in the church said overall his congregation was calm and orderly.



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