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City of Oceanside releases 911 call made by Junior Seau's girlfriend

Seau's girlfriend tearfully tells a dispatcher that the former USC and Chargers star has shot himself.

May 04, 2012|By Tony Perry
  • A memorial for former NFL linebacker Junior Seau outside of his Oceanside home.
A memorial for former NFL linebacker Junior Seau outside of his Oceanside… (Sandy Huffaker / Getty Images )

The city of Oceanside on Friday released the frantic 911 call made by Junior Seau's girlfriend after she returned to his home and found him dead.

The dispatcher can be heard trying to get details from the woman. "Is he breathing?" she asks, in a calm voice.

"I don't think so," comes the agonized reply.

Seau's girlfriend arrived at the oceanfront home about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and found Seau dead in one of the bedrooms, a gun in the bed beside him.

"Oh my God, I need an ambulance," the girlfriend says, her voice thick with crying and heavy breathing. "Oh my God. ... My boyfriend shot himself."

The dispatcher advises the woman to attempt CPR on the former football star, and fire officials try to walk her through the procedure.

The woman says she had been at the gym and had only been gone about an hour. Asked where Seau had shot himself, she says she thinks in the heart.

The medical examiner has confirmed that Seau, 43, a star player for USC and the San Diego Chargers, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

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