911 calls released in deadly hit-and-run

Posted at 4:29 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 22:20:01-04

A series of 911 calls obtained only by ABC15 reveal the chaotic moments after a man was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

"Don't worry, baby. Don't cry, honey," a woman can be heard saying to her crying child.

Sloan Jackson Harper, 81, was killed while walking near the intersection of Hayden Road and Camelback Road in Scottsdale.

In an attempt to save Harper's life, 911 dispatchers tried to instruct witnesses on how to do CPR. However, they were unable to save the Alabama resident’s life.

"I think he's gone. There's no. There's no. There nothing," a caller can be heard saying.

In the panic after the crash, witnesses struggled to give police an accurate description of the car that hit Harper.

"I don't know. We didn't see it. I think it was a red car. He went north," a caller said.

"Someone here that saw it said it was a little white car," another caller said.

Scottsdale police were able to find the car they believe ran over Harper. The driver, though, has not been found.