Aurora Police Release Dispatch Audio, 911 Calls from Mass Shooting at Henry Pratt Co.


The Aurora Police Department has released recordings that took place during the mass shooting at Henry Pratt Company.

8 SWAT Teams at the federal and local level. Approximately 25-35 police agencies responded, amounting to 200 to 300 police officers

8 contact teams to search the plant with 6-8 officers each.

13 rescue task force teams 8 officers and 3 paramedic personnel

1:24 p.m. Initial call of an active shooter in the plant at 641 Archer Avenue.

1:24 p.m. Second 9-1-1 call reports shots being fired as an employee was being terminated.

1:25 p.m. Call reporting two shots fired in the warehouse; also shots were overheard over the phone.

1:26 p.m. More shots fired.

1:27 p.m. More shots fired.

1:28 p.m. First police officer on scene, and a determination was made to activate the Special Response Team.

1:30 First report of a police officer shot.

1:31 p.m. Indication made that there were four victims upstairs

1:31 p.m. Indication of a victim in the bay. The five victims were immediately determined to be deceased.

1:31 p.m. Bearcat (armored vehicle) breached the facility to rescue wounded officers and victims in the plant. Employees that were sheltered in place were also rescued.

1:32 p.m. More shots fired and second officer reported being shot.

1:33 p.m. More shots fired; some shots from police officers.

1:34 p.m. Third officer shot

1:35 p.m. Fourth officer shot

1:37 to 1:52 p.m. Working to extract wound police officers from the scene.

1:52 p.m. to 2:58 p.m. No contact was made between police and the shooter.

2:58 p.m. Police contact made with shooter in a back machine shop are that at the furthest point from where the police entered the 29,000 square foot warehouse.

2:59 p.m. Confirmation that the shooter had been neutralized.

 9-1-1 AUDIO … 

A day after the shootings five Aurora police officers are recovering in hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area. None of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening. On Monday February 25, 2019, Aurora police released the names of the wounded police officers with their photos: Officer Diego Avila, Officer Marco Gomez, Officer John Cebulski, Officer Adam Miller, Officer Raynaldo Rivera, and Officer James Zegar.

“Officer 1” Male, age 39 with 13 years service with the Aurora Police Department, suffered a gunshot wound to his lower extremity and was described as “stable” at a local hospital.

“Officer 2” Male, age 52, with 25 years of service with the Aurora Police Department, suffered a gunshot wound to an upper extremity, was treated and will be released from a local hospital later Saturday morning.

“Officer 3” Male, age 52, with 24 years of service with the Aurora Police Department, suffered a gunshot wound to a lower extremity and was treated and released from a hospital yesterday.

“Officer 4” Male, age 53, with 30 years of service with the Aurora Police Department, suffered a gunshot wound to a lower extremity and was treated and released from a hospital yesterday.

“Officer 5” Male, age 24, with just under 4 years of service with the Aurora Police Department, suffered a series of shrapnel wounds to an upper extremity. He is currently being treated and is described as “stable” at a local hospital.

“Officer 6” Male, age 23, with 2 years of service with the Aurora Police Department suffered a minor injury not related to gunfire.

The shooter was being fired at a termination meeting when he reported for work and opened fire at the termination. People at the meeting are believed to be the five people that are deceased. It is initially believed that three deceased victims were shot in the termination meeting, and two of the deceased victims were shot just outside the termination meeting.

A sixth employee shooting victim was a male employee of Henry Pratt, and was treated at an area hospital for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds sustained during the shooting incident.

Aurora police released the identities of the five deceased victims who worked as Henry Pratt.

Clayton Parks, of Elgin, Illinois. Mr. Parks was the Human Resources Manager at Henry Pratt.

Trevor Wehner, of Dekalb, Illinois. Mr. Wehner was a Human Resources Intern at Henry Pratt and a student at Northern Illinois University.

Russell Beyer, of Yorkville, Illinois. Mr. Beyer was a Mold Operator at Henry Pratt.

Vicente Juarez of Oswego, Illinois. Mr. Juarez was a Stock Room Attendant and Fork Lift Operator at Henry Pratt.

Josh Pinkard, of Oswego, Illinois. Mr. Pinkard was the Plant Manager for Henry Pratt.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the deceased victims were located in the same general area of the Henry Pratt facility. While this investigation is ongoing, Aurora police said they believe that there was only one assailant.

Gary Montez Martin was 45 years of age and lived in the block of 1900 Selmarten Road, Aurora.

Gary Montez Martin had six prior arrests by the Aurora Police Department, including arrests for traffic and domestic violence related issues. His last arrest in Aurora was in 2008 for violating an order of protection.

Gary Montez Martin’s most recent arrest was in 2017 by the Oswego, Illinois Police Department for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Damage to Property.

Gary Martin, Aurora Active Shooter, deceased
Gary Martin, Aurora Active Shooter, deceased SOURCE: Aurora Police Department.



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