On Saturday, he opened fire outside the supermarket, then went inside and continued to shoot shopkeepers and workers, officials say. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and felony Appeared in court Thursday.
Ms. Rogers told The Buffalo News She called 911 while hiding from the gunman and whispered on the phone hoping to avoid his announcement. The sender, advised her.
“She yelled at me, ‘Why are you whispering? You don’t have to whisper,’ Ms Rogers told The News, ‘I said to her,’ Madam, he’s still in the shop. He’s scared to death. I do not want to hear what he has to say. Can you please help? ? ‘ She got angry at me and hung up on my face.
Ms Rogers, 33, told The News she called her boyfriend at 911.
She individually provided a similar interpretation of events Interview with the New York TimesWhen she first heard the gunshots, she said she was standing behind the store’s customer service counter.
After going downstairs, she took out her cell phone, called 911 and whispered to the sender that someone was shooting at the store. The sender asked why she was whispering, and then the connection broke, Ms Rogers said in an interview.
Mr. Anderson, a spokesman for the Erie County executive, Mark Poloncarz, said he had reconsidered the call at the hearing and it was unclear who hung up on whom. He added that the sender’s action did not affect the sending of the call.
At a news conference on Sunday, Buffalo’s Police Commissioner Joseph A. Gramaklia said the first 911 call came at 2:30 p.m., and officers arrived at the store at 2:31 p.m.
Madison Ruffo, spokeswoman for CSEA Region 6, the public servants’ union that represents the sender, said its policy was not to comment on disciplinary matters or active inquiries involving its members.
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