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911 Dispatcher Praised In Pasadena Murders

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In Pasadena, a moment of silence and a call for more gun control after a man shot five people on Saturday, killing three.

In what may have been a landlord-tenant dispute John Izeal Smith shot five people killing a 91-year-old man inside a home on North Summitt Avenue, the man's daughter, and then a good samaritan rushing to her aid.

Now, Mayor Bill Bogaard called it "a reminder of the senseless gun violence" in America and called for more gun safety laws.

Pasadena police held a news conference. CNS reports the 44-year-old Smith had no criminal record and had legally purchased the weapons used. Police say the suspect fired 40 shots at them ridling their cars with bullets.

Smith then barricaded himself inside the home and called 911. He told the dispatcher "I killed someone." That was a first for her says 911 dispatcher, Diane Marin, who helped persuade the gunman to surrender after a 90-minute stand-off.

Those killed were 91-year-old Luis Fernando, his 59-year-old daughter Maria Teresa Aguilar, and 31-year-old Joseph Hernandez Uribe.


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