Panicked Workers Call 911 as Gunman Fires in Office With PM-Office Shooting
Jun. 20, 1990
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Here is the transcript of 911 emergency calls made by General Motors Acceptance Corp. workers to the Sheriff's Office.
The initial call was made at 10:44 a.m. Monday. The others were made almost simultaneously. Police arrived at the scene at 10:49 a.m. The fates of the woman and two men calling from inside the GMAC office are not known.
Dispatcher Robynn Owens: 911, Owens.
(Gunshot is heard)
Unidentified woman (calling from GMAC office): Yeah, this is GMAC (shot) on Baymeadows. Somebody's in here with a shotgun shooting. (shot, heavy sigh, a cry in the background).
Owens: Is it a man? (shot) A woman? Who is it?
Caller: (speaking softly) Black man. (shot)
Owens: Stay on the line (shot) with me. Let me trans--(shot). Don't hang up, OK?
Caller: Yeah. (Dispatcher Owens then orders patrol units to the GMAC office. Two more shots are heard over the telephone line).
Caller: (whisper) I gotta go.
(Dispatcher continues radio transmission during which five more shots are heard and then dispatcher reports that the caller has hung up).
Dispatcher Cynthia Weatherly : 911, Weatherly.
Unidentified man (calling from GMAC office): GMAC, there's a man with a gun here.
(Call ends with dial tone. Dispatcher attempts to call back but gets a busy signal.)
Dispatcher Melissa Feagin: 911 Emergency, Ms. Feagin.
Male caller (calling from outside GMAC office): Yes, this is Barry Kimbal.
Feagin: Yes, sir?
Kimbal: There's a man in our office with a gun.
Feagin: What is your address, sir?
Kimbal: 7870 Baymeadows Way.
Feagin: OK, this is GMAC?
Kimbal: Yes it is.
Feagin: OK, do you know ...?
Kimbal: He has fired at several people.
Feagin: What does he look like, sir?
Kimbal: Excuse me?
Feagin: White or black?
Feagin: Has somebody been shot?
Kimbal: Uh, he was shooting at people ... I don't know.
Feagin: OK, he's a black male. What color shirt is he wearing?
(Kimbal talks to someone standing nearby, then gives a description of the gunman to the dispatcher.)
Kimbal: Blue jacket, looks like a .22 semiautomatic rifle.
Background voice: Definitely semiautomatic. (Pause and heavy breathing).
Feagin: And where did he go?
Kimbal: He's still in there shooting.
Kimbal: Shooting everybody. Come on 3/8
(The dispatcher informs patrol units the suspect is still in the business, still armed and firing rounds and gives a description).
Feagin: What else can you tell me? How did he get there? Do you know what ....?
Kimbal: (interrupts her) I don't know. I was at my desk, I heard two shots. I looked up. He had a rifle, a gun shootin' ... (several deep breaths). I ducked behind the desk.
Kimbal: I ran over to Baker Brothers, a neighboring business, to call you all.
(Dispatcher tries unsuccessfully to find out what type of car the gunman was driving and get a further description of the gunman).
Kimbal: All we know is he came in and started shooting.
Feagin: OK, we got police en route, OK?
Feagin: Thank you.
Dispatcher Weatherly: Jacksonville 911, Weatherly.
Unidentified male caller (calling from inside GMAC office): Listen send the police to ...
Weatherly: The police are on the way. Has anybody been shot?
Caller: Yes, yes, we're being killed 3/8
Weatherly: OK, we got the police and rescue on the way. Sir, can you give me a description of the guy?
Caller: He's a black male with an AK-47 and he's killing everybody.
Weatherly: And what color shirt's he wearing, sir?
Caller: I don't know.
Caller: (Speaking softly) He's here now.
Weatherly: OK, we got 'em on the way. Are you in a safe place?
Weatherly: Do you know the man's name?
Caller: (whispering) Send the, send the SWAT team now.
Weatherly: OK, we got 'em on the way sir. Is there any kind of description you can give me of him?
Caller: (whispering) Black male.
Weatherly: And that's all you can tell me?
Caller: (whispering) Wearing a hat.
Weatherly: He's wearing a hat?
Caller: (whispering) 10-4.
Weatherly: What color hat?
Caller: (whispering) Don't know.
Weatherly: He's got a mustache or beard or anything?
Caller: Don't know.
Weatherly: OK, he's got a, carrying an AK-47?
Weatherly: OK, stay on the line with me, sir, OK? Are you in a safe place?
Caller: (whispering, faint) No.
(Dispatcher relays information to someone else at Sheriff's Office. Partially garbled. The remainder of caller's side of the conversation is said in whispers.)
Weatherly: Where is he at in the building?
Caller: Walking around.
Weatherly: He's walking around?
Caller: Shooting (unintelligible).
Weatherly: Can you tell me what office building you're in or anything?
Weatherly: Do you know ... is he upstairs or downstairs?
Weatherly: GMAC. We've got that sir. Can you tell me what color shirt he's wearing?
Weatherly: What color pants?
Weatherly: Has he got a mask or anything on?
Weatherly: No mask?
Weatherly. You have no idea who he is?
Weatherly: Do you see a vehicle that he's driving?
Weatherly: ... that he drove up in?
Weatherly: Can you tell me sir if, um, is he right there where you're at? Sir? Sir, can you talk?
(No answer. Tape ends)