911 calls released in fatal hostage shooting, stabbing
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Authorities have released 911 calls, in which a man responsible for holding strangers and his own family hostage for hours can be heard speaking before he orchestrated a shooting that would claim the lives of several people, including his own.
On Feb. 9, William DeJesus, his wife Deanna, and the couple's two children, ages 7 and 9, were riding in a red Ford Mustang from Port Orange, Florida, headed to the Deerfield Beach RV Park.
DeJesus needed to use a cell phone and entered one RV because the lights were on inside. The RV contained 76-year-old Ovila Plante and his 72-year-old girlfriend, both tourists.
One man who called 911 after the shooting told the dispatcher, "You've got shots fired, you got a man dying in the street."
The dispatcher asked, "Somebody got shot?"
The caller replied, "Yeah, shots fired. A guy is lying in the street. He's dying."
DeJesus called 911 moments after he fatally shot Plante. He then held Plante's girlfriend, his wife Deanna, and the couple's two children hostage.
911 Dispatcher: "911, what is your emergency?"
William DeJesus: "Hello, yes, um, I'm here. I'm the guy that's here in the house with the lady ... I had to shoot the man."
Dispatcher: "Wait, wait, wait. You're where?"
DeJesus: "I'm inside the mobile home, and they were gonna kill me and my kids because they are not white. They are Puerto Rican, and I had to hijack a lady. One of your New World Order people, from Canada. Where you from?"
DeJesus: "Canada, yeah."
DeJesus told the dispatcher if the SWAT Team began firing shots, he would continue his shooting rampage. He said, "Tell them if anybody shoots, I'm gonna shoot her three times, and I got another gun, and I'm just gonna keep on shooting. Are you listening? Hello?"
The dispatcher responded: "I'm here! No, don't hurt anybody, OK?"
DeJesus: "I'm not gonna hurt nobody! I'm just saying. I just told you that. You guys are gonna hurt us like the guy that attacked me. If you guys attack me, I'm gonna shoot her. I got the pointer right in her stomach. I will shoot."
7 News recently obtained several hundred pages of paperwork, which detailed DeJesus' extreme paranoia. According to the documents, DeJesus informed his two children that SWAT Team members outside the mobile home wanted to eat them. DeJesus also stuffed cocaine up his children's noses, the documents said.
In addition, DeJesus had an alleged accomplice: his wife and the mother of his children, Deanna.
In the 911 call, DeJesus can be heard giving instructions to his wife.
DeJesus: "I know, just hold the knife. Don't do nothing, just watch her."
In another call to 911, DeJesus said, "I was not going to shoot. I just wanted to be here with my sons. One day I was going to shoot myself with my kids because they want to kill my kids. They want to eat them."
DeJesus felt the heat from the swarms of SWAT Team members outside the RV. He grabbed a knife from the kitchen, and told his family and the hostage to lie on the bed. He asked his wife which of their two kids he should kill first.
As DeJesus kissed his children goodbye, the tourist managed to escape.
DeJesus stabbed his entire family, then turned the knife on himself. In the end, three people lost their lives: Plante, DeJesus and his 9-year-old autistic son, who was stabbed a total of eight times.
The couple's 7-year-old son, who survived the stabbing, told investigators throughout the entire ordeal, his mother told him not to worry, and that he would soon be in heaven.
Deanna DeJesus remains behind bars and is facing charges of aggravated manslaughter and child neglect.
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