Video shows barricaded gunman jumping with shotgun before shooting

She says she'll never forget the look in her husband's eyes. Just moments before he died, he was holding her and her family hostage after he violated a personal protection order. 

On Wednesday, FOX 2 obtained video of what happened Saturday morning. 25-year-old Caso Jackson was armed with a gun and had shot it already. The video shows him jumping over the porch's balcony and on the ground. A shot is fired and then more as he disappears off screen. Then, it was all over.

It was inside her parents home on Strathmoor in Detroit. Malika Jackson says those gunshots still ring in her ears.

"He went out and I heard the first shot and it was over," Jackson told FOX 2's Erika Erickson.

She said her husband, 25-year-old Caso Jackson, had been threatening to kill her and himself for several months. On Saturday morning, he planned to deliver on the promise. Police say he went to Malika's parents' home and started shooting.

"The more he kept talking, I kept thinking I hope he doesn't hurt me. I just kept saying that in my head 'I hope you don't hurt me' and I kept praying I hope he doesn't kill me,"

Malika says she was worried for their one-year-old daughter and told her husband to stay away. But she tried to stay safe.

"My job (was to take) cover in the basement until I was in the car to safety. I was scared to sleep at home. I had people in my house all the time," Malika said.

She says she filed a personal protection order against her husband in April but says he kept calling and showing up to her work and home to threaten the family. 

"It didn't do anything. It's like a piece of paper, basically. He said 'I don't give a F about  a PPO. You think I care about a PPO?'"

Malika stepped back inside the home for a few moments on Wednesday. She said she can't help but wish police would've taken her more seriously, sooner. She even wondered if that would have prevented the chaos and her husband's death. 

"Maybe if someone would have helped him, maybe he wouldn't have acted like that, I don't know."

In the end, she's glad her family got out alive and hopes no other family has to endure the loss and pain she says she can't seem to escape.

"I tried to get help. I don't want anybody to go through what I went through."
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