Broward Sheriffs Office

911 Call Released in Fatal Shooting of Sleeping Wife in Tamarac

Authorities have released the 911 call made by a Tamarac man facing a murder charge in the death of his wife who he claims was accidentally shot.

"I need police and ambulance, my gun just went off and shot my wife by accident," Jason Browdy says in the call, released Monday by the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say Browdy, 35, claimed he accidentally shot his wife, Monique Browdy, in the head as she lay sleeping in their bed on June 30.

Monique Browdy was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition. She later died at the hospital, officials said.

In the call, the operator asks Browdy where his wife was shot.

"It shot her next to her face," he says. "Is this the police? Please hurry."

The operator later told him to meet officers outside the home.

"Go ahead and go outside, put the phone down and put your hands up," the operator said.

According to an arrest report, Browdy said he keeps a gun under his pillow and as he sat up in his bed, the gun went off.

But the injuries weren't consistent with the gun going off accidentally, the report said. The report also noted that Browdy said he waited 40 minutes to call 911, and a witness said they heard a gunshot three and a half hours before it was reported.

Browdy remains behind bars without bond.

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