City settles lawsuit with family of Jaydon Chavez-Silver

The city will pay $50,000 after a dispatcher hung up on a caller who was trying to help a dying teen. 

Jaydon Chavez-Silver was killed in a drive-by shooting while at a house party in 2015. 

Chavez-Silver’s friends called 911 for help.

Dispatcher and former Albuquerque firefighter Matthew Sanchez took the call, but hung up after getting frustrated. 

Chavez-Silver’s parents sued the city, claiming Sanchez was negligent in hanging up. 

Sanchez resigned after the incident. 

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