Earlier this month, former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright had his life turned upside down after he was found shot multiple times in Concord, N.C. The eight-year NFL veteran was said to have gotten into a verbal argument that turned violent and nearly deadly for the former South Carolina product.
TMZ Sports just got hold of the frightening audio of the 911 call that was placed where a witness said that he was “fading” after being shot in the chest and back.
“It’s all in new 911 audio obtained by TMZ Sports … where a man says he saw Wright get shot “by a guy with a silver 9 millimeter” after an argument in North Carolina on July 1.
“He’s breathing, but he’s fading,” the witness tells dispatch … “He got shot right in the chest and in the back. Two shots.”
Cops say the dispute that started the incident involved a custody situation with Wright’s girlfriend’s ex … and led to the 43-year-old needing emergency surgery.
But, police said Wright was in stable condition after the operation … and it’s great news, considering the grim scene the witness painted to dispatch.
“He walked up to him and pointed the gun right at him then and ran off.”
The alleged shooter, William “Willie” Moses Hooker Jr., was said to have been arrested a few days later after the shooting. He was hit with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill charges.
Wright played back-up QB for the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants, winning a Super Bowl ring as Eli Manning’s backup on the Giants squad that took down the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
He would retire the following season due to injury.