Lower Township couple feared their home was being invaded
Terry Ewing of Lower Township feared her home was about to be invaded by several intruders early Sunday morning, according to an excerpt of 911 emergency call posted by the Press of Atlantic City.
There was actually only one person outside at the first-floor glass door of her home: 21-year-old James Weaver. Terry told the police dispatcher that her wheelchair-bound husband Richard was at the door with a gun and speaking with Weaver. As the dispatcher kept the frightened woman on the phone, a police officer responding to the scene said Weaver had been shot.
Autopsy results show Weaver died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Cape May County prosecutors said Richard Ewing opened fire when Weaver smashed a glass door and tried to force his way into the home early Sunday.
The Press of Atlantic City reported that a 40-minute 911 recording also included a call from Weaver's friends who were driving him home from the Ugly Mug bar in Cape May. According to the friends, Weaver tried to grab the wheel of their pickup truck and then freaked out, punching out all the windows before running off.
No charges have been filed in the case.
- Frantic 911 calls before deadly shooting / Press of Atlantic City