ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A 911 caller says she was panicked but as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher hung up on her while she tried to save the life of a friend who had been shot.
Esperanza Quintero told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she wished dispatcher Matthew Sanchez had done more to help before telling the 17-year-old to "deal with it yourself."
In the recording, the caller snaps at Sanchez for repeatedly asking whether Chavez-Silver is breathing.
The call was made after 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was shot in June as he watched other teens play cards at a friend's house. He later died.
City officials say Sanchez resigned Tuesday, a day after a recording of the 911 was released.