911 Calls Released In Student's Killing
21-Year-Old FSU Student Accidentally Shot To Death In Jan.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Investigators in Tallahassee released 911 calls Thursday that were made on the night a 21-year-old Florida State University student from Orange Park died in an accidental shooting.
Ashley Cowie, 21, died Jan. 9.
Police said she was at an off-campus apartment when another student's rifle accidentally discharged. She was shot in the chest.
Evan Wilhelm, 20, of Ponte Vedra, owned the gun. He was arrested and has since been released from jail on bail.
"Is it a white female or black female?" a 911 dispatcher asked the caller.
Video:Audio:911 Calls In Ashley Cowie Shooting
"Oh my God," the caller said.
"Honey, is it a white female or a black female?" the dispatcher asked.
"Yes, she's white," the caller said.
"OK, what is her name?" the dispatcher asked.
"Her name is Ashley," the caller said.
"OK, what's your name? What's your number?" the dispatcher asked.
"I'm on the phone with 911. I don't know what else to do," the caller said.
In another 911 call, a different caller identifies himself as the shooter.
"Did you kill her?" a friend at the apartment is heard asking in one 911 call.
Authorities said Wilhelm was showing friends the new accessories on his rifle when the shooting occurred. A 20-year-old student was accidentally shot in the wrist.
Wilhelm faces manslaughter charges. Authorities said he must submit to drug and alcohol testing and was to surrender his firearm. Wilhelm also faces a 7 p.m. curfew and must be supervised by his parents.
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