Dying man's 911 call: "My brother shot me"

Christopher Besser

CBS Minnesota

ST. MICHAEL, Minn.-- Transcripts of two 911 calls released by prosecutors reveal the moment Chris Besser allegedly confessed to shooting his father and brother, and the moment his brother identified Besser as the shooter, reports CBS Minnesota.

Police say 21-year-old Christopher Besser shot and killed his father, 49-year-old Todd Besser, and his brother, 27-year-old Blake Besser on May 9, at a home in St. Michael, Minn.

Todd Besser, a 16-year veteran of the Elk River Police Department, had been living in nearby Otsego while his three sons lived at the St. Michael home, reports the station.

Chris Besser, 21, was arrested that day. He has since been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

On Wednesday, the Wright County Attorney's Office released the transcripts of 911 calls Chris and Blake Besser made after the incident.

Chris Besser's 911 call began with him admitting to the crime, according to the transcript, published on CBS Minnesota.

"Um. This is gonna sound really odd but ah, I ... I ... I ended up, killing my father an' my brother," Chris Besser allegedly said.

READ: Chris Besser's 911 call, via CBS Minnesota

When asked what happened, he allegedly said, "I guess I don't know I just lost it."

In a statement to police, Chris Besser told officers that after getting into an argument with his father, he brooded on the couch before grabbing a .30-30 lever action rifle from the gun cabinet and going to the basement, reports the station. His father was down there, sitting at the computer, and Chris Besser reportedly said he shot him in the back of the head.

Later, when his older brother came home, Chris Besser told police he shot him in the abdomen as the 27-year-old entered from the garage, reports the station. That's when Blake Besser called 911 before dying.

In the call, published on CBS Minnesota, the dying man allegedly identified his brother as his shooter.

"My brother shot me," Blake Besser said.

When asked where, he replied: "In the chest."

READ: Blake Besser's 911 call, via CBS Minnesota

As the call goes on, Blake Besser's speech speech became increasingly inaudible. The call ended with what the transcriber describes as a series of "death rattle noises" and the sounds of the emergency responders arriving.

If convicted of both charges, Chris Besser faces a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison. He has a criminal history with convictions for marijuana possession, a traffic violation and a DWI. His next court date is set for 1 p.m. on May 22.