Police release 911 calls from Hedrick suicide
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Mount Pleasant police have released a copy of the original call that came in following the discovery of the body of David Hedrick.Hedrick was found dead in his home on Friday after his fiance, Dara Lee Watson had been reported missing. Police say that Hedrick shot himself in the head and the coroner ruled his death a suicide.
In the call, one of Hedrick's friends goes into detail about the incident. Graphic portions of the call have been edited out of the recording.
The friend states that they heard a gunshot and broke into the home. Hedrick was still breathing when they found him with the gun in his hand, lying on his chest.
The 911 operator told the friend to secure the gun.
He tells officers Hedrick had recently broken up with his fiance and that Watson was missing. The friend also states he "had a bad feeling" and wanted to search the house.
In a press conference held on Feb 14, police announced that they believe Hedrick was directly involved in the disappearance of Watson.
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