TITLE: Deadly Betrayals
I squeezed the trigger, the noise of the gun deafening in the confined space of the elevator. My legs trembled as I made my way over to where he lay, sprawled on the parking garage floor. Blood seeped from the four gaping holes in his chest, while his eyes stared unseeing up at me. The gun slipped from my grasp, clattered to the concrete, and landed next to the body. I reached into his coat pocket and grabbed the cell phone that he had taken from me, only moments earlier. My hands shook as I punched in the number.
"Homicide, Detective Quinn speaking."
"Ryan, it's me."
"Hello me, are you calling to apologize?"
"No, I'm calling to report a shooting."
"S***. Are you alright? Where are you?"
"I'm okay. I'm in the parking garage in the new medical building on Route 48."
"Alright, I'll send an ambulance. I can be there in ten minutes."
"Don't forget to send for the medical examiner while you're at it."
"Damn. Alright, a patrol car is on its way and I'll be there soon. Don't say anything until I get there."
"I know. Thanks, Ryan." I hung up the phone and waited for help to arrive.