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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

911 Tape From Lake Park, FL Tow Yard Shooting Released

Here's the story from the Palm Beach Post:

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

LAKE PARK — The first time an angry man came to Lake Park Towing and then left last Wednesday, the owner of the tow yard can be heard calling police and telling them the man had "scared the heck" out of her.

When she called back because the man had returned, gunshots could be heard as the man fired outside and the owner, 53-year-old Kathryn Gadoury, was under a desk bleeding with a bullet in her back.

"Honey I got hit. Please! I'm hurt. I'm sorry," Gadoury told dispatchers in the 911 calls from the shooting incident, released today by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's said 51-year-old Edward Voltz, of suburban West Palm Beach, was the customer outside firing with a semi-automatic weapon. Deputies eventually shot Voltz several times after he refused to drop his weapon, according to sheriff's reports.

In the 911 call, dispatchers question Gadoury about the suspect and she asks other employees what Voltz is wearing and tells them to stay out of sight even as more gunshots ring out.

"I've been shot. I'm bleeding," she said. "He's outside. He's firing off shots left and right."

The sheriff's office released a second call from a man, whose name has not been released. He was outside with the other injured employee, Lisa Hedrick, who was shot in the arm.

"I hear the cop cars coming and I hear gunshots. That's all I know," the man said. He goes on to comfort Hedrick. "I got you baby. You're going to be OK."

Voltz, who underwent surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center, is now being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on several attempted murder charges. Sheriff's detectives say Voltz had tried to come to the yard earlier in the morning saying he needed to get his daughter's medicine out of his car but employees told him to come back with his driver license.

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