Homicide

911 call alternates between rage and sobs; daughters are rescued by off-duty deputy

  • In this image made available by the Durham County Jail on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, shows Alan Tysheen Lassiter, 29 of Raleigh, N.C. Lassiter has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after he allegedly tried to throw his three children in lake on Sunday in Durham County, N.C. A seven-year-old boy was able to get away, but two girls, ages five and three remain hospitalized. (Durham County Jail via AP)

    In this image made available by the Durham County Jail on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, shows Alan Tysheen Lassiter, 29 of Raleigh, N.C. Lassiter has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after he allegedly tried to throw his three children in lake on Sunday in Durham County, N.C. A seven-year-old boy was able to get away, but two girls, ages five and three remain hospitalized. (Durham County Jail via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made available by the Durham County Jail on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, shows Alan Tysheen Lassiter, 29 of Raleigh, N.C. Lassiter has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after he allegedly tried to throw his three children in lake on Sunday in Durham County, N.C. A seven-year-old boy was able to get away, but two girls, ages five and three remain hospitalized. (Durham County Jail via AP)

    In this image made available by the Durham County Jail on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, shows Alan Tysheen Lassiter, 29 of Raleigh, N.C. Lassiter has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after he allegedly tried to throw his three children in lake on Sunday in Durham County, N.C. A seven-year-old boy was able to get away, but two girls, ages five and three remain hospitalized. (Durham County Jail via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Orange evidence flags line the shore of a pond in the Audubon Lake neighborhood of Durham, N.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Police say Alan Tysheen Eugene Lassiter attempted to drown his three young children, two of whom remain hospitalized. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

    Orange evidence flags line the shore of a pond in the Audubon Lake neighborhood of Durham, N.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Police say Alan Tysheen Eugene Lassiter attempted to drown his three young children, two of whom remain hospitalized. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)  (The Associated Press)

Law enforcement authorities are looking for answers as to why Alan Tysheen Eugene Lassiter ended up at an apartment complex where he didn't live trying to end his children's lives.

Durham County jail officials say the 29-year-old Lassiter is charged with three counts of attempted murder and was jailed Monday on a bond of $2 million. Police say his 3- and 5-year-old daughters who had to be rescued from an apartment complex's pond Sunday night were hospitalized. His 7-year-old son escaped and ran for help.

Lassiter called 911 after trying to drown his two daughters and begged for help to come and save them.

The two girls were rescued by an off-duty sheriff's deputy who performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.