911 call in Harold Free case

From the archives: 911 call released in stepson shooting

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – KSLA News 12 has the 911 recording of a shocking phone call made by a woman just moments before her son's death.

The call is evidence in the case of Harold Free, who was expected to be released on bail Wednesday afternoon. Free allegedly shot and killed his stepson.

The call was made by Kathy Free, Harold Free's wife and mother of the victim, Terry Johniken.

In the call, you can hear the 911 dispatcher ask, "What's going on?" Kathy Free replied, "My husband has two guns pointed at my son."

That was about thirty seconds before there was a gunshot, followed by Mrs. Free's screams.

Some of the sound we hear on the 911 call contradicts Mrs. Free's testimony on Tuesday in court.

For example, she said Tuesday that Free only had one gun pointed at her son; when she originally said two in the 911 call.

A judge gave Harold Free a bond reduction Wednesday morning, from a bond of $200,000 to $150,000.

Free's family told KSLA News 12 that he should be out of jail Wednesday night.

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