DENVER-- Denver 911 has admitted one of its operators did not follow protocol when they asked a man to return to the scene of an altercation to talk to police and was then killed in a drive-by shooting.
The operator has been put on leave while an investigation into the shooting is completed.
Friends told 7NEWS the victim is Jimma Reat, an immigrant from Sudan.
Police say Reat was driving with three other people early Sunday morning when people in a red Jeep began throwing bottles and debris as their car, breaking a window.
The operator who took the call told the victims to return to Denver and wait for officers to arrive, said Denver Police Spokeswoman Raquel Lopez.
The car, with four people inside, returned to West 29th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard and stopped to wait for police, Lopez said.
As the people were standing outside the parked car, the red Jeep, carrying about four men
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