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Schoolboy Q Shooting

Police Dispatch

Cops are 'Rifle Ready' (AUDIO)

6/24/2014 9:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Schoolboy Q Shooting

Cops were ready for a gunfight when they responded to a shooting at the Schoolboy Q concert ... which is apparent from radio transmissions between dispatch and cops rushing to the scene.

TMZ has obtained audio of the chaotic conversations.  As the dispatcher explains that someone was shot in the head and another in the back ... it's apparent police are bracing for a violent confrontation.

A man with a rifle came out of the bushes and began firing at Q's SUV after a hip hop concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver. The rapper -- who was detained (see pic) wasn't hurt.

Two of the victims are still hospitalized ... they're expected to be OK. The shooter has not been caught.


The Situation Arrest

911 Call

'They Were Bouncing Off the Wall'

6/18/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Situation Arrest 911 Call
A customer at The Situation's tanning salon had to call 911 when Sitch and his brother Frank came to blows ... this according to the 911 call obtained by TMZ.

As TMZ first reported, Sitch was arrested on Tuesday in Middletown, NJ after he fought with his brother Frank inside Boca Tanning Salon.

In the tape, the woman ran out of the store to call police after seeing the brothers begin to come to blows. She tells the dispatcher she ran next door to the UPS Store, where a worker there said she could also hear the Sorrentino brothers "bouncing off the walls."

Mike posted $500 bail and explained afterward the scuffle was over how to run the business.


MLB Legend Bob Welch

Body Discovered In Bathtub

6/14/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

061214_bob_welch_launch_v2New details surrounding the death of former Cy Young award winner Bob Welch -- TMZ Sports has learned the MLB great's body was discovered in an empty bathtub in his home after family members called a neighbor to check up on him.

We obtained the 911 call placed by Bob's friend -- who said he was called to the house by family members who were worried that something was wrong.

When he arrived, the neighbor told 911 that Welch was in the tub -- which contained no water -- and he was unsure if Bob was still breathing.

Emergency personnel rushed to the scene and 57-year-old Welch was pronounced dead at the scene.

The L.A. Dodgers later issued a statement saying Welch's cause of death was a heart attack.

'Notorious' Actor 911 Call

He Hit My Mom and Choked Her

... Stepson Tells Cops

6/9/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


"Notorious" actor Jamal Woolard used both hands to choke his wife because he didn't like the way she was talking to their daughter ... according to the police report and 911 call obtained by TMZ.

We broke the story ... Woolard -- who played Biggie Smalls -- was arrested Saturday night by police in Snellville, GA after Woolard's stepson called 911 to report a family disturbance.

The 15-year-old boy told the 911 operator, "My stepdad, he hit my mom and he's acting crazy." At one point you can hear him yell at Woolard ... "You're going to jail!"

Woolard's wife, Alisha, told police her husband began screaming at her after she had scolded their daughter ... claiming he grabbed her by the throat, slammed her against the wall and told her, "Get the f*** off of my daughter."

According to police, the stepson said he heard his mom "making choking sounds" and confronted Woolard saying, "F*** you n****, I'm tired of you disrespecting my mom."

Police say when they arrived, they found broken furniture strewn about the house. Woolard told them he's very protective of his daughter because he loves her more than his wife.

Woolard was arrested for battery and child cruelty (for violence committed in front of the children) -- and he's been ordered to stay away from his wife and kids.

Ann B. Davis 911 Call

'She's Down and Incoherent'

6/5/2014 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ann B Davis 911 Call
The man who called 911 for "Brady Bunch" star Ann B. Davis pleaded with dispatchers to send "someone quickly" after the fall that eventually led to her death ... this according to a 911 tape obtained by TMZ.

As TMZ first reported, Davis passed away on Sunday after she hit her head following a fall in her bathroom.

Davis was living with a couple in Texas ... and the man is heard on the tape saying there was "quite a bit of blood on the floor" after her fall.

Davis was 88.

Michael Jace

Father-in-Law Calls 911

'He Shot April'

6/5/2014 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jace Father in Law 911 Call
TMZ has obtained a 911 call made by Michael Jace's father-in-law ... who told dispatchers Jace texted him to say he had just shot his wife April.

As TMZ first reported, Jace -- best known for his role on FX's "The Shield" -- admitted to shooting his wife last month ... in front of his two kids. The exact motive is still unclear, though we previously reported Jace was having money problems.

Jace called cops after and told them "I shot my wife." That 911 call has yet to be released.

Maya Angelou

Dispatcher Suspended

Over Oprah Trash Talk During 911 Call

5/30/2014 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


An emergency dispatcher who can be overheard in the Maya Angelou 911 call was suspended for criticizing Oprah Winfrey in the middle of the emergency.

John Ruckh -- a dispatcher in Winston-Salem North Carolina for 24 years -- is heard in the background ... making critical comments to someone about Oprah.

Ruckh -- who did not take the actual call -- is heard telling someone that Oprah has fallen out of grace because of an interview she did, where he claims she stated, "There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die."

Ruckh insists he used no racial slurs during the conversation, saying, "Unfortunately I work in a high-profile job and everything's recorded."

The audio is really hard to hear, but take a listen.

Maya Angelou 911

She Didn't Want to Be Resuscitated

... Says Caretaker

5/29/2014 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maya Angelou had informed her staff she did NOT want to be resuscitated in the event of her death ... this according to the caretaker who called 911.

The caretaker called 911 to report Maya's death -- but told the operator she was hesitant to perform CPR because the famed poet had previously been crystal clear ... when she passed, don't try to bring her back.

The operator tells the caretaker to perform CPR regardless -- because Maya didn't have a "Do Not Resuscitate" order -- and the caretaker complied ... to no avail.

As we reported, Angelou passed away Wednesday at the age of 86.

Scotty McCreery

Super Secret

911 Call

5/5/2014 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


The 911 call made after Scotty McCreery and a few friends were robbed at gun point was not made by the teacher from Charlie Brown ... it just sounds like it.

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made early Monday morning after three gunmen broke into an apartment near North Carolina State University and made off with cash, wallets, and other property, including valuable electronics.

It's hard to say whether the "American Idol" champ is the one who placed the 911 call ... because North Carolina state law calls for the voices to be distorted on the tape.

So even though you've just been robbed, at least your identity is safe in North Carolina.

Drew Barrymore

Lights, Sirens, Action

Over Suspicious Van at House

3/19/2014 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Drew Barrymore had a big scare Tuesday night ... a white van pulled up to her L.A. house while she was home alone with her child and the person inside seemed intent on getting her to answer the door ... repeatedly knocking ... and it triggered a panicked 911 call.

It sounded ominous ... but turns out it was one of your friendly AT&T service guys working in the neighborhood.  The pregnant Drew didn't call for service and it's unclear why the dude was knocking, but after cops came and helicopters hovered, they found the van several blocks away, checked the guy out and all was ok.

Which raises the question ... when did phone companies start providing good service?

Miley Cyrus Tour Bus Fire

The Out of Breath

911 Call

3/18/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made by the driver of the Miley Cyrus tour bus that caught on fire last night ... and he was clearly out of breath and panicked as he called for help.

In the 911 call, the driver tells dispatch that everyone got off the bus safely, but that the bus was still on fire.

As TMZ previously reported, the Cyrus tour bus (which was carrying her mother and sister) caught on fire after one of the tires exploded.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Responders Rescue Lifeless Friend

During Backseat OD

3/4/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The girl Jamie Lee Curtis saved from an overdose last week was lifeless and barely moving when the actress called 911 ... and the scary scene was all caught on video.

We broke the story ... Curtis called an ambulance while driving her friend to the hospital last Tuesday -- after the woman suffered a violent reaction to alcohol and Rx meds.

In the video, emergency workers pull her out of the car through the trunk ... and a worried Jamie watches on as they handle the situation.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and released hours later.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Frantically Calls 911

Backseat OD On Pills and Booze

2/27/2014 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jamie Lee Curtis
frantically called 911 Tuesday night -- after her friend suffered what appeared to be some kind of overdose in the backseat of the actress' car ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... paramedics responded at around 9pm in Venice, CA after receiving Curtis' phone call ... and found her friend passed out in the backseat.

According to sources, Curtis' friend had suffered a violent reaction after mixing alcohol with some kind of prescription Rx.

We're told Curtis initially tried to drive her friend to the hospital -- hence why the friend was in the backseat -- but she decided to call 911 instead when the situation took a turn for the worse.

Paramedics took the woman to a nearby hospital. She was treated and released hours later.

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