CHAPEL HILL: Frantic 911 call released in UNC student's death - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Frantic 911 call released in UNC student's death

Posted: Updated:
  • KSLA News 12 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Police seek trio of tattoo parlor robbers

    Police seek trio of tattoo parlor robbers

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:01:06 GMT
    Three masked men burst into a Shreveport tattoo parlor and demanded money (Source: Shreveport Police Department)Three masked men burst into a Shreveport tattoo parlor and demanded money (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
    Officers were called out early Saturday morning to the Trendsetters tattoo shop on Jewella Avenue. They said three gun-toting masked men burst into the parlor and demanded money from customers and employees.More >>
    Officers were called out early Saturday morning to the Trendsetters tattoo shop on Jewella Avenue. They said three gun-toting masked men burst into the parlor and demanded money from customers and employees.More >>
  • Neighbor says victim stopped theft over weekend

    Neighbor says victim stopped theft over weekend

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:19:36 GMT
    A neighbor said the man killed in a Monday morning home invasion stopped a theft nearby last weekend.More >>
    A neighbor said the man killed in a Monday morning home invasion stopped a theft nearby last weekend.More >>
  • Man killed in Cass County shooting wanted in Texas

    Man killed in Cass County shooting wanted in Texas

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:57:34 GMT
    Cass County Sheriff's deputies work the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in Bloomburg.Cass County Sheriff's deputies work the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in Bloomburg.
    The deputy involved in a fatal shooting Sunday evening in Cass County has been identified, along with the man authorities say he was attempting to serve with felony warrants. More >>
    The deputy involved in a fatal shooting Sunday evening in Cass County has been identified, along with the man authorities say he was attempting to serve with felony warrants. More >>
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -

In a frantic 911 call released Wednesday, a UNC student who died last week may have been beyond help when his body was discovered.

Chapel Hill Police released the 911 call in the death of 21-year-old Harris Pharr, a biomedical student at UNC and a Chi Phi fraternity leader. Pharr was found dead in his apartment on June 19 from what his father said was likely cardiac arrest.

During the call, a woman frantically asked the operator for help.

"Oh my God, help me. I think he's dead," the woman exclaimed. She later said, "He's not moving."

The female caller eventually handed the phone to a man with Pharr at the request of the 911 operator. The 911 operator then asked the man, "Do you think he's beyond any help or do you think we can try to give him CPR?"

The man replied, "I do not."

When the 911 operator asked if Pharr was cold to the touch, the man replied, "Yes."

Police have said that no foul play is suspected in Pharr's death, but they are waiting on the medical examiner's report before releasing further details. His father, John Pharr, said Tuesday that the medical examiner said the cause of death was likely cardiac arrest.

John Pharr said it was possibly due to stress from on-going studies.

Pharr grew up in Raleigh and was a Broughton High School graduate, avid swimmer and described as hard-working and gifted.

His death marked the second death in 2 years for the Chi Phi fraternity, a well-known organization located just on the edge of campus. Freshman David Shannon, of Charlotte, died in October 2012 after falling about 40 feet off of a structure in Carrboro.

Chi Phi was suspended in November 2013 for "alleged risk management violations including alcohol violations and inappropriate New Member activities."

RELATED STORIES

Copyright 2014 WNCN. All Rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow