An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher has been reassigned after he allegedly refused to help a distraught woman calling 911 as her wounded friend was dying, fire officials said.
In audio released Tuesday, dispatcher Matthew Sanchez appears to get frustrated by a woman tending to Jaydon Chavez-Silver, a 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a gunman who opened fire into a house party on June 26, NBC News reported.
Sanchez asks several times whether the victim is breathing, and the caller says, "He's barely breathing. How many times do I have to f---ing tell you?"
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Sanchez is heard responding, "OK, you know what, ma'am? You can deal with this yourself, I'm not going to deal with this, OK?" The caller pleads, "No, my friend is dying! I …" and the line disconnects.