SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - As an entire community says goodbye to beloved Fire Captain Kyle Brayer, who was killed in cold blood last Sunday, Scottsdale Police released a slew of 911 calls from witnesses describing the scene.
The calls are disturbing and, in fact, contradict what the suspect told police.
“Kyle, oh my god, oh my god Kyle!” One witnessed shouted over the phone.
Friends of Tempe Fire Captain Kyle Brayer screamed for help as they watched the 34-year-old lie on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head.
“Ma'am I totally understand it's a bad situation, I need you to take a breath because I need some information so we can get help,” the dispatcher told the caller.
Emergency operators worked to calm one caller after another.
“All I heard was a big bang and then the car f****** took off like a bat out of hell,” another witness said.
While details flooded in, first responders gave Brayer CPR, but the captain didn't survive. The suspect, 21-year-old Hezron Parks — who witnesses say was driving a red Scion TC — turned himself in. Police said he did so after fleeing the scene and damaging multiple cars during his getaway.
Meanwhile, at the suspect’s initial appearance, state representatives in the case said, “The state is requesting that bail in this matter be set in the amount of $300,000 in cash only, and if he is released, to be placed on pre-trial services with electronic monitoring. This request is based on the seriousness of the charges.”
The suspect claims Brayer approached his vehicle, moved his upper body and head in a forward toward his car and that he felt threatened, but witnesses say that's not true.
“He got off a golf cart at a stop sign and somebody shot him in the head, for no reason,” witnesses said. “But I heard the pop and then I saw a car drive away.”
As we've reported, hundreds gathered to remember Brayer Friday morning.
Meanwhile, the suspect is due back in court on Monday and is being charged with second-degree murder.