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911 call: Greenville pastor fatally shot by burglar

Posted August 21, 2012 10:38 p.m. EDT
Updated August 22, 2012 5:11 p.m. EDT

— The wife of a Pitt County minister listened helplessly Sunday as her husband was shot by a burglar in their Greenville home, according to a 911 call released Tuesday.

Pastor Jim Carr, who was also a van driver for Pitt Community College, was home with his wife, Vickie Carr, early Sunday when they heard a sound by the back door. Jim Carr went to check it out and crossed paths with a burglar, Vickie Carr told a 911 dispatcher.

He was shot at least once.

While she was on the phone, she said she wasn't sure if the gunman was still inside the home. At one point, she gave the phone to her husband.

"I'm hurting, and please hurry," he told 911.

When authorities arrived, Jim Carr was rushed to Vidant Medical Center, where he died a few hours later.

No arrests have been made and police have not released a description of the burglar. Jim Carr told 911 that he only saw one man, in his 20s, who was armed with a handgun.

A funeral for the pastor is set for Saturday in Charlotte.