MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A suburban Detroit woman can be heard over a 911 call telling her husband to leave their home before police said she was fatally shot.

Audio of part of the call made Saturday morning by Ebony Byrom, 38, was released Monday by the Macomb County sheriff’s office.

In it, Byrom tells a dispatcher that the couple had been in a dispute and that Hal Byrom, 44, was retrieving his belongings, but it was late and she wanted him gone.

She first is heard saying: “You need to go. I want you to leave. You’ll come back another day, another time.”

Moments later Ebony Byrom tells the dispatcher: “He can do this another time. He can do this tomorrow. I just want him to go. He can go … I just want him to leave before it escalates.”

The dispatcher asks if there are weapons in the house and Byrom tells her a gun is in the bedroom.

She later was shot several times and died at the Macomb Township home. Police said Hal Byrom then shot himself in the neck and is hospitalized.

The gunshots are not heard on the audio released Monday.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said Hal Byrom is named in a murder warrant, but not yet arraigned.

Ebony Byrom’s 16-year-old son from a previous relationship was in the home during the shooting, but was not physically harmed.

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