The employee who received an emergency call during the shooting that killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket and was cut off without answering has been fired


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An employee who was at the place where the 10 murders were committed called for help, but the person who answered him replied “You don’t have to whisper, I can’t hear you” and suspended communication. .

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Image of video of the attack by the killer, broadcast via Twitch.

An operator of an emergency call center in New York was fired for erroneously handling a call made by an employee of a Buffalo supermarket where a shooting took place on May 14, which was abandoned. 10 dead and three injuredEleven of whom were black.

The worker, who has not been identified, was fired on the 16th of May 2 after being on paid administrative leave, the Erie County Personnel Department, to which Buffalo belongs, confirmed to CNN.

Latisha RogersA manager at the Topps supermarket, where the shooting took place, told CNN she was working when an 18-year-old white man – identified as Peyton Gendron – walked into the store and opened fire.

The employee remembered that she was in the customer service area with two coworkers and was on the phone with a customer when she heard continuous loud bangs, she also signaled to the television network.

“I looked out the window and I saw this customer, this woman with her shopping cart, she just stopped, and she had a really funny look on her face, and then she turned to run,” he said. He further told CNN that he continues to listen “Blast Explosion Explosion” And that “all we can do is get down on the ground.”

The employee hid behind the customer service counter “praying he wouldn’t see me”, after which he took his cell phone and called the 911 emergency center.

“Please send help, there’s a person shooting in the store”, but the employee who received his call told him he wasn’t listening: “You don’t have to whisper, I can’t hear you” after which he hung up the call. Up.

central police services He reviewed the calls related to the shootingErie County Executive Director Mark Poloncarz told CNN that the way the call was handled was “completely unacceptable.”

“We teach our 911 callers that if someone is whispering, it probably means they are in trouble,” he argued. Patton was convicted this week by a grand jury on 25 counts, including 10 counts of first-degree murder, domestic terrorism and weapons charges.

He has also been charged with 10 counts of second-degree murder and three counts of hate-motivated murder. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

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