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 alleged that a 911 dispatcher hung up on her while she was trying to get help, according to local reports.  The dispatcher has been placed on administrative leave "pending a disciplinary hearing" that is expected to happen during the week of May 30, when "termination will be sought," Erie County office of the Executive press secretary Peter Anderson told Fox News Digital.

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.

People attend a vigil across the street from Tops Friendly Market at Jefferson Avenue and Riley Street on Tuesday.

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.






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