Pasco Sheriff's Office releases movie theater shooting 911 call

01/24/14 Seán Kinane
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Tags: theater shooting, Pasco County, Wesley Chapel, Chad Oulson, Curtis Reeves, Tampa Police, Pasco County Sheriff, guns

Friday the Pasco Sheriff's Office released audio of the 911 call from last week's shooting at a Wesley Chapel movie theater in which Chad Oulson was killed.

During the call the 911 operator attempts to notify the Sheriff's Office to tell them that there has been a shooting, but there is no answer for one minute and 40 seconds. Ringing can be heard on the 911 recording from 1:14 into the recording until the call is answered at 2:54.

The person who made the 911 call tells the Sheriff's Office he is a nurse and tries to discretely give details about the shooter, who he says still has the gun. Retired Tampa Police officer Curtis Reeves is alleged to be the shooter and is in custody.

A female on the call notified the Sheriff's Office that "the deputies are here now" nine minutes and 54 seconds after the 911 call was answered.

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I noticed too that it took a long time for anyone to pick up that call... who knows, maybe Oulsen would have survived if it had been picked up sooner. Why the heck did the ringing go on so long? If it was Lakeland, then probably hanky-panky would have delayed picking up the call.