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Red Roof Inn shooting suspect threatens to kill hostages in 911 call transcripts

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Demetrius Ballinger told 911 dispatchers he wanted to kill himself, threatened to start a shootout if cops made their way over to the Red Roof Inn and that he had 18 bullets in his 9mm gun, according to transcripts released by the Washington County Dispatchers Office.


"I ain't leaving this hotel unless I'm in a body bag," he said on Friday, Aug. 31.

In one of the three 911 calls he made to dispatchers, he said he had hostages in the room.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.