“Please come here right now.”
Heather Hannon was in tears when she called 911 on Aug. 6, 2010. Her 22-year-old boyfriend was trying to kick her out of their Langley home after an argument.
In the background of one of the three calls played Monday at a coroner’s inquest into the death of Alvin Wright, Wright can be heard shouting, “Get the f--- out of my house.”
Hannon told the call taker, “He’s never been like this.”
Testifying before a five-person jury Hannon said the she and Wright, her boyfriend of six years and father of her child, got into a fight after an evening partying at the Legacy Showroom in Cloverdale.
Wright wanted to take their car home, while Hannon wanted to take a taxi. Hannon testified no one was fit to drive but Wright did not want to leave their car.
Wright walked off.
Hannon got into their car, along with a friend and Wright’s brother, and drove down Highway 10 toward home. On the way she stopped and tried to get Wright into the car but he refused.
“He didn’t say anything. He just kept walking,” Hannon said.
She drove away, she said.
Wright arrived home shortly after Hannon.
“When I did see him he was upset because I left him,” she said.
The couple argued again and Hannon called 911 after Wright told her to get out of the home. She said she went outside because she didn’t want to “bicker back and forth” any more.
“I really wanted assistance to get my stuff so I could leave,” she said.
Police arrived and went into the townhouse. According to a report from the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner released last week, officers entered Wright’s bedroom and found him in the closet armed with a knife and a hatchet.
RCMP Sgt. Donald Davidson reportedly shot Wright in the abdomen after Wright moved toward him with the knife raised.
Wright was taken to hospital and later pronounced dead.
Earlier Monday Wright’s younger brother, Alister, testified that the point of the evening of Aug. 6, 2010 was to go out and have a good time.
He admitted that he could have had up to eight beers and five shots at the bar, on top of the beer he drank earlier in the day. However, he did not characterize himself as drunk.
After Wright and Hannon argued at the townhouse and Hannon left, Alister said he went out on the back deck. When he came back inside police were there.
Alister was in the house talking to an officer in the living room when the shooting took place. He tried to go upstairs, but was ushered outside.
Alister said he never heard any kind of warning before his brother was shot.
“No command before the shot, nothing,” Alister said.
Alister said the townhouse was very small and he would have heard a conversation happening upstairs.
The inquest continues. RCMP officers who responded to the call were scheduled to testify Monday afternoon.