NEWVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — Brittney Corbitt was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting Thursday night on Ozark road in front of her grandfather’s house.

A passenger in the car is still shell-shocked from the tragedy.

“I’ll never think I would experience last night I really just sat there and watched my best friend die right in front of me and I couldn’t do anything about it,” Jayden Thomas said.

The deadly shooting stemmed from an argument that happened up the road.

“A breakup between my daughter and her friend and it escalated with her girlfriend telling her ex-boyfriend who stay up the road and they were up there shooting and going on,” said Gary Corbitt, Brittney’s father.

Gary said he heard the loud commotion along with 20 shots fired and that’s when he called 9-1-1 dispatch for law enforcement to come to check out the area.

“I sat right here on the porch right here and waited and they never showed up the dispatcher failed to get the sheriff’s department out here,” He said.

Sheriff Maddox confirmed there was a miscommunication between the caller and the dispatcher which caused a delay.

But when law enforcement arrived, it was a little too late – a car of four passengers followed Brittney’s car and fired shots that killed her and injured others.

“If the police had came out here and handled this situation with guns on this road it would have never happened and I would have seen her today,” He said. “She might have could have had a discrepancy and sit in jail I don’t know but now I have to go to this funeral home and see her laying flat out.”

Her father and best friend will miss Brittney’s loving spirit.

“Had a big heart my grandchildren I don’t know what I’m gonna do they look at her like they mama,”

“Everybody loved Brittney this is just crazy,” Thomas said.

According to Henry County Sheriffs Office, the case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made.