Brownsville Police Release 911 Call in Shooting of Student

Police shot, killed eighth-grader after he brandished a pellet gun

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012  |  Updated 5:55 PM CDT
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Police Release 911 Call in Shooting of Student

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A 911 recording reveals the tense moments in a Brownsville middle school when police confronted an eighth-grader who was brandishing a realistic-looking pellet gun.

Officers repeatedly ordered 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez to put the weapon down. When he refused, they fatally shot the boy Wednesday at Cummings Middle School.

A six-minute recording of the 911 call that summoned police was obtained Thursday by the Brownsville Herald.

An assistant principal made the call. As officers arrive, she says Gonzalez is drawing the weapon. A moment later, police yell that Gonzalez is running through the hall.

Someone can be heard yelling that the student says he's willing to die. And an administrator is yelling, "Lock the door."

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