Affidavit: Gunshots heard during Hanover murder victim's 911 call

Sabrina Markham (Source: Facebook)
Sabrina Markham (Source: Facebook)

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - New court papers portray a harrowing 911 call made moments before Saturday's killing of a Hanover County mother.

An affidavit for a search warrant filed Monday indicates the victim, Sabrina Markham, dialed 911 to report her estranged husband, Ryan, was on her front porch. Sabrina stated, "I have a protective order against him," according to the affidavit. The call was then disconnected, but upon a call back a male voice is heard pleading, "You've got children, buddy," and, "Stop…stop," according to the affidavit.

Moments later, a series of loud pops, believed to be gunshots were heard, and the phone call was disconnected, according to the affidavit.

Authorities said Ryan Markham stormed the Candleberry Drive house with an assault rifle, shot and killed Sabrina, and fired at another man in the house. That man returned fire, and both men suffered gunshot wounds, authorities said. They remain hospitalized.

Ryan Markham was found on the first floor of the house, according to the affidavit. The document indicates Sabrina Markham's body, and the other man, identified for the first time as Blake Minter, were discovered in a master bedroom closet.

Minter was shot multiple times. Before being hospitalized, Minter stated, "he got some shots off," and, "the other guy shot first," according to the affidavit.

Previous court filings indicate Sabrina Markham, a student at the Empire Beauty School, took out the latest protective order against Ryan Markham just two days before the killing.

Copyright 2012 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.