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Dispatch audio reveals quick police response to Aztec shooting

Morgan Aguilar
December 07, 2017 05:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The initial conversations between first responders and dispatch shows a fast and swift response to the Aztec High School shooting.

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Based on dispatch audio available on Broadcastify.com, it took less than 10 minutes for officers to realize three people had died. At about 8:15 a.m. Thursday morning, an Aztec dispatcher asked the difficult question.

"Are shots fired?" the dispatcher said.

Officers arrived on scene and told dispatch it looks like a window has been shot out. Three minutes later, they discover the worst.

"Somebody is advising, two down, uh friendly, civilians," an officer said.

Then 20 seconds later, officers announced they believe they've found the suspect.

"The two students are in the upstairs of the 800-900 building. We need them. I think they're 10-7 [deceased], but we do have a possible suspect in the 800-900 building second floor," an officer said.

Dispatchers asked for a description of the suspect, and an officer responded that he believes he's found the suspect dead.

"I believe I have the suspect, he's 10-7 [deceased] here in the hall," the officer said.

Within seven minutes, officers responded to Aztec High School and determined the threat was over.

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