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Youngstown woman makes frantic call to 9-1-1 on Mother's Day as son dies

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- A mother caught in the line of fire in the early hours of Mother's Day, frantically calls 9-1-1, unable to help her son who was dying of a gun shot wound on her front porch.

The frantic call from the Loveland Road home went out  just after midnight on Mother's Day.

"I started to open the door for my son, he said 'Mom, they're killing me,'" explained 67 year-old Rosemary Vanderpool to a police dispatcher.

According to police records, Vanderpool said she heard her son's screams, followed by six to eight gunshots. She opened the door, but then slammed it shut as a bullet went through the door -- striking her in the leg.

"I think I'm going to be alright, but I'm afraid my son...they just did it so fast," said Vanderpool to the dispatcher.

Afraid to open the door, Vanderpool tells the dispatcher there are two children in the home with her. She said they're are "okay" but she believes her son is still on the porch.

In the call to 9-1-1 Vanderpool can be heard frantically calling for her son.

"DISPATCHER: Don't put yourself in danger, ma'am. VANDERPOOL: Bobby Joe? Bobby Joe? Bobby Joe?"

When police arrived they found her son, 37 year-old Robert Joseph Vanderpool, dead on the front porch.

According to the Mahoning County Coroner's Office, Robert Vanderpool died of a gun shot wound to his shoulder, which punctured his lung.

According to police reports, bullet casings were found on the property. They also found two marijuana plants inside the home.

According to court records, Robert Vanderpool had been indicted in April on charges of "illegal cultivation of drugs or marijuana."

At this time, there are no suspects in the shooting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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