“All of this over a skateboard”
There had been a heated dispute over whether a skateboarder should be allowed on a basketball court. A struggle ensued, then a gunshot.
Two 911 calls, released for the first time Monday with other investigative documents in the manslaughter prosecution of Trevor Dooley, recorded the scene that unfolded Sept. 26 in a Valrico neighborhood park.
“I see the blood,” the 14-year-old skateboarder said in one phone call, panting. “I saw the gun. I heard it go off.”
“Oh, my God,” a witness, Michael Whitt, said in another call. “I think this man is dead. … Shot right in the heart. … Please hurry. …”
In the background, the man with the gun argued with a woman.
“He was laying on my chest!” Dooley said.
“After you pulled a gun on him!” she said.
“Oh, my God,” Whitt said again. “All of this over a skateboard. I can’t believe this.”
“I was walking away from him,” Dooley could be heard saying.