A firefighter is being investigated after he hung up on a 911 caller whose friend had just been shot.
On June 26th 17-year old Jaydon Chavez-Silver attended a house party and, just 5 minutes after arriving, was shot in a drive by shooting at the house. Immediately after the shooting, a female friend of his quickly dialed 911 for help.
The 911 call, which had Albuquerque firefighter Matthew Sanchez on dispatch duty, quickly went south when Sanchez overreacted to the frantic female caller.
The call, which was released to KRQU News 13, can be read below.
Woman: “I’m doing CPR as we speak, I’m keeping him alive.”
Matthew Sanchez: “Ok, is he not breathing?”
The woman continued talking, most of which was inaudible, before Sanchez asked the questions again.
Matthew Sanchez: “Is he breathing?”
Woman: “He’s barely breathing, how many times do I have to f#$%@#$ tell you?”
Matthew Sanchez: “Ok, you know what ma’am? You could deal with this yourself. I’m not gonna deal with this, ok?”
Woman: “No, my friend is dying..”
That is when the audio recording was cut off.
Jaydon Chavez-Silver later passed away at the young age of just 17.
According to the report by KRQU, Albuquerque Fire Department units were dispatched to the location before the firefighter hung up on the call but that the incident is being investigated.
“After learning of the alleged misconduct, Driver Matthew Sanchez was immediately removed from the dispatch center and placed on administrative assignment,” Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey released in a statement. “An internal investigation has been initiated. As the Chief of the department, I am taking the allegation very seriously.”
No additional details have yet come out regarding either the shooter or the investigation on the 911 call.