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Hear The Audio Of The 911 Calls From The Ronnie Wilson AK-47 Incident
Posted Aug 2, 2007 by Aaron Knox
Updated Aug 2, 2007 at 04:03 PM
GAINESVILLE — In court Thursday, Santa Fe Community College student Frank Fuller disputed Florida guard Ronnie Wilson’s claim that Wilson acted in self-defense when he pulled an AK-47 rifle from his trunk and fired it in the air a few minutes after spitting on and punching Fuller at a nightclub early on the morning of April 5. Following its investigation, the State Attorney’s office agreed with Wilson and offered the redshirt sophomore a plea bargain that would keep him out of jail.
Wilson pleaded no contest Thursday to misdemeanor charges of battery and discharging a firearm in public and was sentenced to two years probation, forfeiture of the rifle, 100 hours of community service and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.
Thursday, the State Attorney’s Office provided The Tampa Tribune with audio of the three 911 calls Fuller made during the incident. The calls, which were provided on a single audio CD, have been split into three MP3 files. Parents should be advised that on the third file, Fuller uses two profanities immediately after realizing Wilson has a gun.
The first contains the first call, in which Fuller complains to the dispatcher that several Gainesville police officers working near XS nightclub failed to respond to his report that he’d been punched by a Florida football player. The last few seconds of the call were cut off by The Tampa Tribune to avoid posting Fuller’s mobile phone number on the Internet. That is the only edit made to any of the calls.
File No. 1
The second file contains the entire second call, which appears to be a bad connection between Fuller and the dispatcher. It also contains the first 11 minutes of the third call, during which Fuller follows Wilson out of the club and onto UF’s campus.
File No. 2
The third file contains the final 10 minutes of the third call. At about the two-minute mark, Fuller tells the dispatcher Wilson has popped the trunk on his car. The shot itself can be heard at the 2:20 mark.
File No. 3