Skip to comments.radio transcript (Costco Shooting)
Posted on 07/21/2010 2:23:24 PM PDT by marktwain
radio transcript Dispatcher: Units in V3, a 413 at Costco, 801 S. Pavillion Center. The male is inside the business to the rear of, has a 413 that's tucked into the back of his pants. We're still landline. (6:53)
K916: K916 back on channel. (7:03)
D: K916 (7:04)
AIR5: AIR5, we're going to go to the Costco first. (7:11)
D: AIR5, copy. (7:14)
2X12: 2X12 (7:20)
D: 2X12 (7:21)
2X12: You can disregard the air unit, I see customers coming out (related to a seperate 407A) (7:25)
D: 2X12 copy. K914, if you could be en route with AIR5 on the 413 at Costco in V3, 801 S. Pavillion Center. (7:35)
K916: K916, you can assign me as well. (7:42)
D: K916, copy. (7:44)
D: 2V16, if you'll also be en route on the 413 at Costco, 801 S. Pavillion Center. The male inside the business is acting erratic, throwing merchandise around, possibly high on unknown type of 446. (8:03)
2V16: 2V16 copy, from the Suncoast. (8:07)
D: 2V16, they are requesting CIT. Male is possibly ED. 767, did you copy? (8:16)
767: Put me en route to that please. (8:19)
D: 767. (8:21)
2DP62: 2DP62, clear me and show me en route. (8:25)
D: 2DP62. (8:26)
767: 767 (8:37)
D: 767. (8:38)
767: Go ahead and have medical en route also, just to stand by for us. (8:41)
D: 767, copy. (8:42)
2V55: 2V55, can you clear me B-baker and show me en route to Costco. (8:53)
D: 2V55, affirmative. (8:56)
2V16: 2V16 en route code. (8:58)
D: 2V16 (9:00)
2V55: 2V55, same traffic. (9:04)
D: 2V55 (9:05)
351WC: 351. (9:11)
D: 351 (9:12)
351WC: Have those units shut down code when they get close. Let's not get this guy more exicted than he already is. (9:18)
D: 351, copy. Units, shut down code when you get close to the Costco. (pause) (9:23)
D: Units en route on the 413 at Costco, 801 S. Pavillion Center, suspect's described as a White male, 32, 5'8, medium build, red hair, wearing a gray t-shirt, blue jeans, and white shoes, break. A black 9MM is tucked to the rear of his pants. (pause) (9:53)
D: 767, could you advise where you'd like medical to stage for now? (10:46)
767: Just have them stage, uh to the nearest intersection to that Costco. If you could have them not roll code, that'd be great also. (10:57)
D: 767 copy. Did you want other units to shut down code? (11:02)
767: I just want everybody to shut it down before they get close to that area; I don't want to spook this guy. (11:08)
D: Okay, copy. All units, justs reminding to shut down code when you get close to the area. (11:13) 767: 767 (11:18)
D: 767 (11:20)
767: I need a few more units that could head to that area also, so that we can shut down that parking lot so that nobody goes in or out of there. (11:28)
D: 767, copy. (11:31)
2X12: 2X12, you can assign me. (11:33)
D: 2X12 (11:35)
2X65: 2X65, same traffic. (11:43)
D: 2X65 (11:45)
351WC: Control, 351, where's the CP going to be? (11:49)
D: 767, can you advise? (11:54)
767: I'm not even close to there right now, so if we have a unit that's in there that could set up one real quick, that'd be great. (12:01)
2V54: 2V54, I'm arriving in the Costco parking lot, where do you want me? (12:07)
D: 2V54, at this time uh, I guess heading up a CP. (12:16)
AIR5: AIR5, did you have any further at all? (12:22)
D: It looks like the subject is still inside the business, argumentative with the manager who asked him to leave, telling him there's no 413's allowed inside the business, break. The manager is a Green Beret and is allowed to carry a 413. He's throwing merchandise around; he's still in isle 126 in the camping area, break. He appears to be fidgety. A female joined the male. She's described as Hispanic, 30s, black long hair, wearing black tank and blue jeans. Security's going to be standing outside the business in front of, to wait for officers to direct, break. He's walking through the camping area towards the front of the business on the main isle. (13:18)
2V54: 2V54, did you want me to stop people from going in the business? (13:22)
D: Uh 767, that's affirmative. Stop in or out? (13:26)
767: Affirm. (13:28)
D: V54, affirmative, uh V54, did you want a red? (13:32)
2V54: Hold off for a moment. (13:34)
D: Okay, copy. (13:35)
2X65: Control, 2X65 (13:37)
D: 2X65 (13:38)
2X65: Run this by the WC and Sarge. If we could get the management and employees to start slowly evacuating people out of the business without alerting anybody, that'd be a great idea. (13:50)
351WC: Control, 351WC, absolutely. (13:53)
D: Acknowledge that. (13:57)
2V54: 2V54, manager says it's escalating inside and he's still talking loudly and destroying merchandise. (14:06)
D: 2V54, copy. 2V54, are you able to get security started on exacuations? (14:14)
2V54: Affirm (14:16)
D: Okay, copy. (14:17)
2V16: 2V16, I'm out with 2V54. (14:55)
D: 2V16 (14:57)
Unknown bit of traffic (14:59)
D: All units, code red this channel. Officers arriving on the 413 at Costco, 801 S. Pavillion Center. (15:07)
2V16: 2V16, we need units to clear these people out of here. We're attempting to evacuate right now; get as many people out as possible. (15:45)
D: 2V16, copy. (15:47)
351WC: 351WC, where's the CP? (16:45)
D: Uh 2V54, can you advise location of CP? (16:50)
AIR5: AIR5, they're both right in the front entrance to the store. (16:55)
D: AIR5, copy. (16:57)
784: 767, 784 I'm arrived. What can I help you out with? (17:07)
767: You can set up the CP, that'd be great. (17:10)
784: : Copy, I'll set one up. (17:15)
AIR5: AIR5, are we still landline with anyone who has eyes on this guy, because there's a lot of people pouring out of the store. I just want to make sure he doesn't slip out. (17:28)
2V16: We got 2 officers here at the front doors watching everybody come out. (17:36)
D: 2V16, copy. AIR5, it looks like we're still landline. It looks like the male is still being watched by inside personnel due to him ripping open packages. They're concerned of a 414A. (17:49)
2V16: Copy, we've got a very orderly evacuation going on right now. We'll try to get all these people out of here and then figure out what we're going to do next. (18:00)
D: 2V16. (18:01)
2V54: He's directly in the middle of the building. (18:08)
D: Okay, copy. Confirming suspect's directly in the center of the building? (18:14)
2V54: ___ isle. (18:16)
D: You broke on the isle, could you re-advise? (18:20)
784: 784, copy location for IC. (18:31)
D: 784 (18:32)
784: It's going to be set up at the northwest parking lot at the Red Rock Casino across Charleston. It'll be the Costco command. I'll be incident commander until the arrival of 351WC. (18:46)
D: 784 copy. 351WC, incident command at northwest parking lot of Red Rock Casino across Charleston. (18:55)
AIR5: Control, AIR5, we need 1 unit to take the north side of the Costco please, right off of Pavillion Center so they can keepy an eye on the back and the east side. (19:02)
2V16: (yell) 2V16, we got shots fired, shots fired! (19:11)
D: 2V16, copy. Anyone down? (19:12)
2V16: Roll medical. (19:13)
D: 2V16. (19:15)
767: Go ahead and make the notifications. (19:19)
2V16: Notify supervisor. (19:21)
D: 2V16, copy. (19:22)
351WC: 351WC, I'm arrived, south end of the building. Is it safe for everybody else to enter the building? (19:28)
D: 2V16, can you advise? (19:30)
2V16: He pulled a 413 and pointed it in my direction. (19:38)
D: 2V16, copy. (19:40)
767: 767, can yu go ahead and make your notifications, please? (19:43)
D: 767, copy. (19:45)
767: Shut that parking lot down, please. (19:47)
D: Units arriving on the 413, shut down the parking lot. (19:51)
AIR5: They've got him out front, they're taking him into custody. Hold the traffic. (19:57)
D: AIR5, copy. Subject is out front, taking into custody. (20:01)
767: 767, let's make sure nobody else exit's that Costco right now. We may need to pull witness statements. (20:17)
D: 767, copy. Units, make sure no one else exits the Costco, they may need for witness purposes. (20:24)
784: Copy that they're taking him into custody. We're going to move the CP closer to the Burger King directly across from the Costco. (20:35)
D: Copy that, CP will be moving closer to the Burger King (20:39)
And is quoting the wrong character.
This whole incident was a tragedy.
I don’t know. It seems too pat. It’s like they’re reading a script that completely exonerates the cops.
The date for the transcript should be 19 July, not 29 July. Must have been a typo on my part.
According to this he was shot IN the STORE. Then it says he was in Front OUTSIDE. Which was it?
Code 414A: Petit Larceny
It will be interesting to see how testimony and tapes, if any, backup the characterizations of Eric Scott on the “transcript”.
I have no problem with this transcipt.
It’s the in-store videos that will really tell the truth.
What you wanna bet we’ll never see ‘em.
Las Vegas Codes
Last mention of him being inside the store was at 18:14. Shots fired at 19:11. I didn’t see mention of Officers entering the store.
We walked from the center of the store, to the front area, and was confronted there.
Add into the mix the delay in “real time” info. When the dispatcher announced he was in the “center of the store”, that means an E911 call-taker had just been told that by someone on the phone, and had to relay it to the dispatcher.
So person on phone sees him and then tells the call taker that where he sees him. The call taker has to tell the dispatcher, who then has to tell the cops. Theres another easy 30 seconds there if everything is ideal. (which it likely isn’t)
There was certainly a minute and a half from him being in the center of the store,,to being shot outside in that pavillion. Plenty of time for him to do that. It makes sense.
Not to mention that a minute before that he was in sporting goods, he was mobile.
Any word on why he went off his nut and started throwing merchandise around? Heatstroke type injury maybe, people in that shape can behave strangely? Anyone know? Also that line about telling the Manager he was a green beret and allowed to carry? Thats not rational talk. I vote some kind of heat injury on him. Autopsy should be able to establish his hydration rate.
They said he was ED? Emotionally Distressed or something?
Also described as having a black 9mm handgun. Witnesses said his weapon was in a zippered case. Or is this the gun they didn’t find until he got to the hospital? But somehow the manager knew it was a 9 mm. /s
Sounds like they were gunning for bear. And ONLY based on the description of events coming from the Costco Manager. Too bad we will never see any of the video tapes from this tragic event.
It seems real enough. The link to the audio was posted over on Nevada shooters website. It does not answer too many questions for me though. I still am of the mindset the LVMPD acted wrongly here.
There is a website that is police scanner related and they record and archive stuff. This one comes from that website.
If this matches the eventually released audio, then what will that mean? Maybe this is the script they plan to use when re-recording the audio.
My hometown cops doctored a 911 tape to protect their friend who assaulted me. (Should have been felony 1.) I gave up on pressing charges because of this. How do you fight a corrupt organization that is supposed to be protecting you?
No longer trust them at all. Neither should you.
Sounds like they thought they were dealing with an ED (emotionally disturbed person) and called for a CIT, (Crisis Intervention Team/Training). They also asked for ambulance, which would not go straight up to the door by would stage nearby with a man with a gun call.
Interesting about the manager reporting to be a Green Beret with a concealed carry permit himself. Wonder if thats true? And if so, why would a Green Beret make up stories about someone tearing the store up?
All the radio traffic is recorded and at least some of it will become public at some point and ALL of it during discovery during any court proceedings.
I was in Las Vegas in July once, and was astounded at the reality of the heat behind those numbers we often hear. I still think that if an otherwise good, decent, guy starts acting erratically in that type of heat, the answer probably lies in the confusion of heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
Knee jerk cop haters aside, the response itself sounds like a lot of thought was going into not forcing him into a violent alternative. The quiet evacuation, having medical stage nearby, making efforts to see that there weren’t a lot of screaming sirens, etc.
I think he went off his nut, and the cops did pretty good. Whole thing is sad, maybe the autopsy will give us an answer as to why he was acting that way.
“What you wanna bet well never see em.”
I read ‘somewhere’ this morning that they were having ‘trouble’ with the tapes. I wish I could find that article again.
“they are requesting CIT”
They were requesting crisis intervention team officers who specialize in mentally ill type things. That was the store requesting it based on his actions looking like he was high or mentally ill.
@13:18 “The manager is a Green Beret and is allowed to carry a 413.”
Exactly,, since no costco manager would be allowed to carry a gun, and since Special Forces guys avoid calling themselves a hat, and since if the manager did carry a gun, revealing it to a 911 call taker would cost him his job,,,, it sounds like this is *most likely* a poor transcription of his telling the manager he is a green beret and allowed to carry a gun.
Since no mention was ever later made of the manager being armed, and the guy was a US soldier, that makes more sense to me.
Manager tells him “you can’t bring a gun in our store,,,”
Guy says “im a green beret, im allowed to carry a gun”