The head of a dispatch center is acknowledging an “error” was made in the moments after the shooting of Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel.
A 911 operator did not initially alert police that Markel had been shot after receiving a phone call from one of Markel’s neighbors. Audio of the call was released Thursday by the Tallahassee Police Department.
Timothy Lee, the director of the center, said a review showed the 911 dispatcher categorized the call as someone being incapacitated. This wrong classification could have resulted in a delay in when police and paramedics arrived on the scene.
Markel, who is well-known in legal circles nationally and internationally, died later from a gunshot wound to the head. Police have yet to identify any suspects in the case.