A New Mexico dispatcher has been
removed from duty after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to
save the life of a shooting victim to “deal with it yourself.”
Chavez-Silver, 17, was shot in June as he watched other teens play cards
at a friend’s house in Albuquerque. He later died. Police have not
named a suspect and have made no arrests.
The Associated Press, the panicked caller snaps at the dispatcher for
repeatedly asking whether Chavez-Silver is breathing.
“One more breath! One more breath!”
she is heard telling the teen. “There you go Jaydon. One more breath!
There you go Jaydon. Good job! Just stay with me, OK? OK?”
It seemed from the tape that Sanchez hung up on the caller in mid-sentence.
“No, my friend is dying .,” she said as the call ended. But the dispatcher had already hung up.
counter at the party when at least one of the estimated six shots fired
into the house struck him.
operator hanging up on the caller when Jaydon was shot bit had no other
information. After hearing the call today, it is heartbreaking to listen
people responsible for this violent, deadly crime. We have set up a
reward fund at Bank of the West and it is up to $4000.