911 Dispatcher Fired After Allegedly Hanging Up on Store Employee During Buffalo Shooting Call – NBC New York
The 911 dispatcher accused of hanging up on an employee calling for help during the supermarket shooting that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last month has been fired, officials said.
The assistant office manager at Tops Friendly Market called 911 when a white gunman, 18, stormed the store on May 14 and opened fire.
She told The Buffalo News that she was whispering during the call because she feared the shooter would hear her.
The dispatcher allegedly shouted at her, asked why she was whispering and hung up.
The Office of the Erie County Executive confirmed to NBC News Friday the dispatcher was terminated.
New York has some of the toughest state gun laws in the country, but even that wasn’t enough to stop a gunman from killing 10 shoppers at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, this month. In the wake of another mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, NBCLX storyteller Ngozi Ekeledo took a look at New York’s gun laws and why gun control advocates say they still don’t go far enough.