In late March 2017, a Dallas 911 operator asked the caller, who lived about a block away, to come in to the emergency line.
The caller asked for help finding a person in a home.
A short time later, a man with a long, black, curly beard, wearing a black mask, answered the phone.
He was later identified as 22-year-old William Jones.
Jones was shot dead by police after a standoff.
Two other people in Jones’ car also died during the standoff.
Police say Jones was carrying a weapon and Jones’ girlfriend later said she saw him hold a gun in her face.
Jones had called 911 to report a domestic dispute between himself and his girlfriend.
Jones told police he and his sister had gone to a bar with friends and were about to leave when he noticed a man carrying a gun and a woman driving a white SUV.
The 911 operator told Jones to call police.
Jones, who was shot multiple times in the head, told police the woman pulled up beside them and began yelling at them, police said.
Jones got out of the car, but she got back in the SUV and began driving off.
Police tracked her to a home in the 900 block of North Texas Street, about a mile from the 911 dispatcher’s home, where she crashed her car.
Police believe Jones drove the SUV into the front yard of a home about a half-mile away, police records show.
A neighbor who lives nearby told police she had seen the woman with the gun walking down the street about 1 a.m. that day.
Police said Jones’ brother told them that Jones called 911 before the shooting.
Jones’ father told police that he was home alone that day and his wife had called him and his father to tell them she was worried about him.
Police later arrested Jones’ mother on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police did not say if he had a history of domestic violence.
Jones also was a former football player at DeSoto High School, according to records.
He played at Texas Tech, where he was a first-team All-American and was a two-time All-America selection, and played football at Southern Mississippi University, records show, where police said he was arrested on suspicion he had sexually assaulted a woman.