911 call on Kannapolis murder released

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2011

The 911 call from 1215 Guinn Ave. reporting injuries to James Damion Mack Jr., who later died from stab wounds has been released.
The initial call came in to Rowan County Communications at about 4:30 a.m. June 18. The caller is identified in the event report as William P. Morrison. Morrison can be heard requesting an ambulance. Morrison tells a 911 operator that Mack has passed out, fallen and hit his head.
Morrison then told an operator that “(Mack) is really out of it,” but that he is still breathing normally.
Morrison then tells the operator that he doesn’’t know what caused Mack to fall, because he “just woke up.”
Investigators later found that Mack had not been hit in the head, but had been stabbed.
Mack later died from his injuries.
Ebony Justine Smith, 24, also of 1215 Guinn Ave., was later charged with the murder of Mack.