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Junior Seau's girlfriend was frantic in 911 call

City of Oceanside releases tape of the call in which Junior Seau's girlfriend reports his self-inflicted gunshot wound.

May 04, 2012|By Dan Loumena
  • 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 )

Junior Seau's girlfriend who made the 911 call to report his self-inflicted gunshot wound was frantic during a nearly nine-minute conversation with the emergency dispatcher.

The recording of the call was released Friday by Oceanside officials after numerous requests by media organizations.

AUDIO: Seau 911 call

"Oh my God, I need an ambulance," the girlfriend of the former USC and NFL linebacker said as she cried. "Oh my God.... My boyfriend shot himself."

Seau's girlfriend, who said she had been at the gym for about an hour, returned to his oceanfront home about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and found him dead on a bed with a gun beside him.

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"Help is on the way," said the dispatcher, who advised the woman to perform CPR on Seau.

Asked where Seau, 43, had shot himself, she said she thought it was in the heart.

The medical examiner has confirmed that Seau, who played 20 seasons in the NFL, beginning with the Chargers and ending with the Patriots, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.


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