'Baby are you okay?' Wife's harrowing 911 call after Aussie dad shot dead
Wife's call to police is simply heartbreaking.
By Sam Hussey
October 20 2019
It's as chilling as it is heartbreaking - a young mother's desperate plea for help after her husband was gunned down in their family home.
Australian Brenton Estorffe was raising his young family in Texas when his life was cut tragically short by two armed home invaders.
The 29-year-old confronted the men who'd broken into his home before he was shot and killed – a scene painted in devastating detail by his wife as she begged police for help.
“Help me please, someone just broke into my house, they shot my husband,” Angeleanna Estorffe can be heard frantically telling the dispatcher.
“Oh my god I think he's really hurt.”
Her attention quickly turns towards Brenton – but there is no response.
“Baby are you okay? Baby are you okay?” she can be heard asking.
Police are dispatched to the family’s home as the terrified mum tries to make contact with her neighbour.
“I'm sorry I have two kids in the house, I don't know what to do,” she tells 911.
“I'm just freaking out really bad right now... and I'm trying to get the number to my neighbour.”
That neighbour was the first to arrive - a nurse who tried to help Brenton but couldn’t save him.
'They are going to pay for this'
Sheriff Nehls and his investigative team are desperate to capture those behind an attack that left Mr Estorffe's wife Angeleanna a widow and their one-year-old and three-year-old children without a dad, shocking the community.
"They are going to pay for this," Sheriff Nehls told reporters at a press conference.
"They are going to pay for this."
"They came into the wrong community."
A team of 12 investigators are working to find those responsible for the "unusual" killing, led by Detective Thomas Cantu.
"Typically these types of things occur when there's a large amount of cash or drugs in the home, but this home had neither of those," he told Weekend Sunrise.
Nothing was taken from the property and the residents were clearly home at the time of the break-in.
"We're going to throw all our resources at this to find and apprehend the two suspects."
"We're going to work around the clock, seven days a week, 24 hours a day."
Dad touches down in the US
After some early visa concerns, Brenton's father Michael, arrived in the US on Sunday, determined to care for his son's grieving family.
He wants to see where his son gave his life to save his family.
"I want to go to the house and have a look and all of that sort of thing.., it hasn't really sunk in yet," he told 7NEWS.
Authorities are offering a $US25,000 reward for information that helps track down those responsible.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for Mr Estorffe's widow and children.
Originally published as 'Baby are you okay?' Wife's harrowing 911 call after Aussie dad shot dead