911 calls released of Meltzer suicide

Posted at: 12/18/2012 9:55 PM
Updated at: 12/18/2012 10:37 PM
By: Maria Guererro, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The images are chilling. Marc Meltzer is seen on surveillance camera video sitting in a motel lobby, when he suddenly pulls a gun on manager, Bob Thompson. Now, we hear a terrified eyewitness calling for help while staring down the barrel of a gun.

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911 call:
Operator: Albuquerque 911 what is your emergency?
Caller: {bleep} do it and I'll shoot. I'm not {bleep} kidding.
Operator: Hello?
Caller: Help! Help! There's a {inaudible} a guy with a gun here.
Operator: What's the address?
Caller: 3820 Central Southeast. Premier Motel.

That’s motel worker, Craig Warwick, on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as Meltzer follows him, his wife and Thompson into a room.

“Without saying a word just pointed the gun at my chest and pulled the trigger," described Thompson in a previous interview.

Luckily, the gun didn’t fire.

"He doesn't live here. He doesn't live here. He broke a window trying to break into a room," Warwick is heard saying to the dispatcher.

Friends said Meltzer had become extremely paranoid. He didn’t want to stay at his home because he was afraid of it.

911 call:
Caller: {GUNSHOT} I just heard a gunshot.
Operator: Ok. Get down, ok? I need you guys to get underneath the desk there.

Other people call 911 as more shots are fired.

911 call:
Caller: I was about to leave the laundry mat and I thought I heard a gunshot and I turned around and I saw this guy had a gun.

Meltzer then drove down near the intersection of Central and San Mateo with police in pursuit.

Police:
Officer: standby vehicle stopped at traffic.
Officer: He's got, looks like a gun to his forehead.

This time, his gun worked.

Police:
Officer: They pit the car. Standby.
Officer: Shots fired. Subject is 431.