9-1-1 Tapes Reveal New Information in Death of Coronado Teen - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/14/05

9-1-1 Tapes Reveal New Information in Death of Coronado Teen

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NewsChannel 11 gained access to the tape of the 9-1-1 call made Friday night around 11 o'clock, when friends of Thomas Mallory realized he was in desperate need of medical attention.
NewsChannel 11 knows now that someone called 9-1-1 twice, we also know according to the caller, that four were right here on the Lakeridge Golf Course with Tom Mallory.

You're about to read a transcription of the 9-1-1 tape from that night, and we want you to know it may be disturbing.

Dispatcher: "What did he take, sir?”
Caller: “Hey what did he...Ecstasy is what he was trying to...he took Ecstasy. He took Ecstasy? I just know he took Ecstasy.”
Dispatcher: “How much did he have sir?”
Caller: “He took one...he took one thing. I don't know what to say. I mean he just took...”
Dispatcher: “No, I understand, I understand."

This was the second call made to EMS at 11 p.m. Friday night. This caller who refers to himself as “Josh,” tells EMS how Tom Mallory was still breathing and that he had a heartbeat.

Caller: “I just need an ambulance here, if you could please do that for me. I really don't want to talk about this. I just want an ambulance here, please please.”
Dispatcher: “All right, well listen, it's very important you try to keep him calm and comfortable okay?

During the 9-1-1 call, the dispatcher asked "Josh" if he knew Tom and he said only from school.

Caller: “Hey listen, I'm not gonna get ...I'm trying to be the good guy here...”
Dispatcher: “Right, no no sir, you did the best thing that you could do right now, you called 9-1-1.”
Caller: “All right, I'm just making sure I'm not gonna ...I don't want anything to happen to him.”

Josh directed EMS to Lakeridge golf course, between holes 16 and 17. It was not far from the house where a group of juveniles had reportedly taken tom before calling 9-1-1. Police say that is where tom's friends gave him a shower and fed him fluids to see if it would help. Police say some time had past before 9-1-1 was called.

Caller: “There is now a black jeep out front. Someone's helping us.”
Dispatcher: “Let me talk to that person that just walked up.”
Caller: “Okay...”
New Caller: “Hello?”
Dispatcher: “Is there anybody with you right now?”
New Caller: “Yes, there's people here right now.”
Dispatcher: “Who's there with you right now?”
New Caller: “Just the guy who's messed up and then three other people, and then me.”

Police say that when officers arrived, the group had scattered and it's unknown if the caller was even around. Police are asking for any teen that was there that night to come forward with any information.

Police are aware where the drugs came from; they are withholding that information until the investigation is completed.

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