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TEMPE, Ariz. -

Tempe police have arrested two more in the beating of an ASU student at an off campus apartment complex. And for the first time we are hearing the frantic 911 call made just after the victim was found.

So far, Tempe Police have arrested 3 people. The two announced Thursday are accused of helping get the victim onto that elevator where he was severely beaten.

19-year-old Harsimrandeep Bhatti and 21-year-old Joshua Drew James were booked for unlawful imprisonment.

Police say they were part of the group that led the victim into an elevator at the District on Apache apartment complex near ASU. The victim was found bleeding in the elevator.

911 caller: "I just found a kid who I think somebody beat him up he is bleeding from his mouth… I don't know who this kid is I don't know what happened to him."

Operator: "Do you know where the person is that did this sir?"

911 caller: "I have no idea."

Operator: "Do you think he is still there."

911 caller: "He might be man, I have no idea."

Police have accused 19-year-old Kiernan Bates of beating the victim so severely he had to have major facial surgery.

Bates was a standout athlete in high school. His family posted this video of him online.

"Sports have really shaped what I have become. I've been doing athletics for a long time and it can be most constructive, you can do it, keeps you out of trouble," said Bates in the video.

Police used this surveillance video to ID the suspects, and so far they've arrested these 3.

In court paperwork, police say one of those 3 arrested "escorted" the victim to the elevator. Another told police "the victim came inside Bates' residence uninvited and was escorted outside. The victim appeared intoxicated and tried getting back inside the apartment several times."

According to one of the suspects, the group was just trying to take the victim back to his apartment on the other floor when the fight broke out.

You may have noticed on that surveillance video there were more than 3 people who were there that night. Police are still talking to some of them and trying to track some of them down -- so more arrests could be coming.

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