ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself."
CBS affiliate KRQE in Albuquerque reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26.
The Albuquerque Fire Department told KRQE the firefighter on the line is Driver Matthew Sanchez, who was working in the dispatch center that night. He repeatedly asks if the victim is breathing, but when the caller gets annoyed with the questions and snaps at Sanchez, the firefighter tells her she's on her own.
He then adds, "I'm not gonna deal with this, OK?" before hanging up.
Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey said in a statement that the department has launched an internal investigation into the call.
Meanwhile, Chavez-Silver's family told KRQE they were heartbroken when learning about the 911 call, but are focused on finding the shooter or shooters.