911 Dispatcher allegedly hung up on a woman inside Tops during mass shooting is on leave
A Tops supermarket employee who survived the Buffalo, New York, mass shooting on Saturday is stating that a 911 dispatcher hung up on her while she was trying to get help during the shooting.
The dispatcher is on administrative leave "pending a disciplinary hearing" that is expected to happen during the week of May 30, when "termination will be sought."
The operator, Latisha, who has not been identified, received a call from an assistant manager at the Tops Friendly Markets grocery store.
WGRZ spoke with the assistant manager in an interview. She told a dispatcher a gunman was running rampant, only to be admonished for speaking too quietly. Then the call went dead.
Authorities now believe 18-year-old Payton Gendron allegedly wrote a White supremacist manifesto before traveling from hours away to a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, killing 10 people and wounding three.