Friday 22 September 2017

911 operator told caller to 'deal with it yourself' as she tried to save life of teen who had been shot

911 operator told caller to 'deal with it yourself' as she tried to save life of teen who had been shot
911 operator told caller to 'deal with it yourself' as she tried to save life of teen who had been shot
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A US woman has said she was panicked but as calm as possible before a New Mexico emergency call handler hung up on her while she tried to save the life of a friend who had been shot.

Esperanza Quintero said that she wished 911 dispatcher Matthew Sanchez had done more to help before telling the 17-year-old to "deal with it yourself".

In the recording, the caller snaps at Mr Sanchez for repeatedly asking whether Jaydon Chavez-Silver is breathing.

The call was made after 17-year-old Jaydon was shot in June as he watched other teenagers play cards at a friend's house. He later died.

City officials said Mr Sanchez resigned on Tuesday, a day after a recording of the 911 call was released.

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