Cobb Police say Geddy Kramer, 19, of Acworth, drove up to the security shack and shot the guard, Christopher Sparkman, 28, of Canton, at close range before entering the warehouse, where he shot five other people before taking his own life.
Sparkman’s 911 call immediately begins with him distinctly giving the address for the FedEx location, then telling the operator the assailant is an unknown gunman armed with a shot gun.
“I have been shot. I have been shot,” Sparkman says before describing the injuries to his abdomen. “Please tell my wife that I love her.”
The day after the shooting, Cobb Police confirmed Kramer used a shotgun. He also created four incendiary devices, which Officer Mike Bowman described as similar to Molotov cocktails, but none had been ignited.
Throughout the 911 recording, screams pierce the chaos heard in the background. As Sparkman becomes less responsive to the operator’s questions, other voices of coworkers are heard calling 911.
“I am loosing energy really fast,” Sparkman said. “Please hurry. Please, God, hurry. I do not want to die.”
Sparkman’s family has created a website, christophersparkman.com, to give supporters updates on the guard’s medical condition.
“Everyone is ready to hear Christopher talk and open his eyes,” a posting said.
On Sunday, a posting said due to “the complicated nature and high pain level of the injury” Sparkman will remain sedated, but occasionally becomes anxious “as he is somewhat aware of his situation.”
Sparkman underwent his fifth surgery on Monday, but because of swelling doctors were unable to fully close the wound.
Sparkman’s wife, Jamie Lynn, has also started a donation website, “Sparkman Recovery Fund,” which raised $4,520 by 56 people in 4 days.