‘Don’t die on me, I require you!’ 911 calls supply no rationale why St. Johns guy shot his neighbor, then himself

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A few 911 phone calls on a May 14 afternoon are each and every distressing chapters in the identical unhappy tale.

One arrives from Anthony Carl Chavez’s son as he frantically performs CPR on him in front of their Servia Generate residence in St. Johns County.

“Tony, Tony, never die on me,” he is read saying as the 911 dispatcher is typing and sirens are heard. “They’re coming. Don’t die on me, I need you!”

The 2nd 911 simply call is from a frightened neighbor who has just locked herself indoors following seeing an older man waving a gun, at the time at her, as he walks from the cul-de-sac.

“He’s been regarded to, like, pull his gun out just before numerous moments,” she instructed a dispatcher. “There is certainly some people today in the cul-de-sac, and he was walking from the cul-de-sac back again toward his household. And he experienced the gun in his hand.”

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And the third is the closing chapter as a guy tells a dispatcher that a neighbor is useless in a backyard.

“My neighbor just shot himself,” the caller instantly says, with approaching sirens wailing in the history. “It seems to be that way. He is in the again, on the again lawn.”

‘Senseless violence’

The incident report will not say substantially about what led up to the shootings at about 3:30 p.m. that Saturday on the suburban street off St. Johns Parkway.

The report said a handgun was found in the vicinity of 74-calendar year-aged Jose Alberto Melendez’s entire body powering his dwelling.

A search of court records reveals no community prison pasts for both person. And Chavez family users instructed Action Information Jax he didn’t even know him.

Melendez was going for walks his dog as Chavez and son Gabriel Thoma worked on a auto in the cul-de-sac. He was staring them down, but it was short and Thoma told Action News he didn’t assume significantly about it.

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A quick while later the more mature male walked around and explained a little something to Chavez, and pulled out the gun. Chavez only experienced time to say “Whoa” just before he was shot two times, Thoma told the Television set information station. Melendez begun taking pictures at Thoma, who ran behind a automobile and then called 911 as he attempted to save his father.

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An additional Servia Generate neighbor told First Coast News there has been “drama above there,” some sort of arguments, but he did not know details.

In a GoFundMe plea for funeral expenses, Jessica Chavez wrote that her husband was this sort of a loving particular person and “Every person who understood him is aware of that he had a huge heart. This terrible incident was not anticipated in any way. Senseless violence.”

Despair and mortality on 911 phone calls

The 911 calls depict a gripping scene after the gunshots that strike Chavez and the one particular that killed Melendez minutes later.

Executing CPR on Chavez, Thoma promptly tells the dispatcher he has been shot twice. He says he is an EMT scholar making an attempt to conserve him.

“I just need you to get below ASAP, be sure to!” he states.

He identifies the shooter as “a man that lives down the street. It looks like we are earlier his property,” he says, then returns his focus to Chavez.

He suggests he is not breathing after currently being shot in the back and aspect,

“Stay alive Tony, you’re with me,” he is read saying, then addresses the dispatcher. “Remember to arrive, make sure you.”

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The dispatcher tells him assist “is coming as quick as they can” as she reassures him, telling him to go on CPR.

“I got this, I received this,” he responds, telling the dispatcher the gunman went again to his house. He tells the dispatcher once again that he is an EMT pupil and just graduated.

“He is trying to breathe, he’s seeking to breathe,” the younger gentleman relays, then talks to Chavez once again, urging him to continue to be alive.

“You are not likely to die on me. I am not likely to allow them get rid of you,” the simply call ending as he claims “the cops just received here.”

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office investigators gather behind Jose Melendez's home on Servia Drive after his body was discovered there.

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Place of work investigators acquire behind Jose Melendez’s household on Servia Generate following his body was learned there.

The lady neighbor fills in some far more of what occurred, telling the dispatcher she went outdoors immediately after listening to “some loud noises.” That’s when she observed the man who “lives a handful of doors down” with a gun that he is displayed before.

The caller describes the gunman as older, putting on a hat and gray T-shirt, who “created eye get in touch with” with her, then began going for walks her way. So she ran into her property and known as 911.

“I guess someone in the cul-de-sac p****ed him off or some thing,” she says.

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She suggests she also observed a person considered to have been the initial 911 caller “on the phone, freaking out” as he was also seemingly calling law enforcement for enable.

As first responders arrive following the initial two callers, the third neighbor phone calls 911 about the human body in Melendez’s backyard.

No one else is there, the neighbor suggests as he tells the dispatcher it doesn’t look the person is breathing. An individual else is then heard talking with the caller, and they both say “Oh, he’s shot himself.”

“You can find the gun,” the caller says to whoever has appear into the yard with him, adopted by loads of conversing as the dispatcher attempts to get additional facts.

“Oh, the cops are listed here. I’m heading to go,” the caller states prior to that connect with finishes.

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This report originally appeared on Florida Moments-Union: 911 phone calls unveiled in St. Johns murder-suicide between neighbors

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