NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, March 11, 2016, 8:21 PM
Moments after his wife fatally shot herself at their home, Randy Meisner called 911 and spoke in a shaky voice filled with shock and sorrow.
“We’ve been married for so many years,” he laments in a near whisper in the highly redacted recording obtained by the Daily News.
The Eagles co-founder is heard stumbling over his words as two dispatchers try to make sense of the Sunday evening tragedy in Studio City, Calif.
Investigators had been to his address for a domestic call about 90 minutes earlier, but they left without incident shortly before Lana Rae Meisner accidentally shot herself while moving a rifle case in a closet, police later confirmed.
Something in the case shifted in a way that caused the rifle to fire, authorities said.
“It’s a house,” Randy Meisner tells the emergency operators in the recording.
“Sir, sir, sir, sir, listen to me,” a male dispatcher implores at one point while trying to piece together what happened.
“Alright, thank you sir,” Meisner says when finally informed that paramedics were on the way.
Randy Meisner was hospitalized for an involuntary psychiatric hold after threating suicide following his wife’s death.
When the call operators voice ongoing confusion about the earlier domestic call and how long police remained at the scene, Meisner becomes agitated.
“Listen to me!” he shouts at one point.
Meisner, 70, was transported to a hospital Sunday evening for an involuntary psychiatric hold after threatening suicide, a source close to Meisner’s family later told The News.