Police release 911 calls in fatal Gilbert shootings


by Marie Saavedra


Posted on May 7, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 8 at 9:42 AM

GILBERT, Ariz. -- Police have released some of the 911 calls made the day that a former neo-Nazi  allegedly fatally shot four people before turning a gun on himself in Gilbert.

The first call to 911 came from Lisa Mederos.

"What do you need assistance with ma'am?" asked the operator.

"Domestic violence," Mederos responds. "He's going (unintelligible) in the house and he's ruined the freaking garage door."

The operator asks who the man is and she identifies him as her boyfriend.

That boyfriend was J.T. Ready. The call continues ... and Mederos pauses. Seconds later there are three gunshots. Mederos screams and the call is dropped.

Seconds later another call. Brittany Mederos, Lisa's other daughter, is in the house and she's alive.

"There was gunshots and my mom and my niece and my sister are all on the floor and I think they're dead!" Brittany Mederos says to the operator. You can hear the horror, fear and grief in her voice. What's evident from the call, though, is that she knew immediately that Ready was responsible.

"It was my mom's boyfriend, J.T. Ready. They were fighting, they were screaming, I was in my room and now they're all dead," Brittany told dispatchers. She then shares what she knows about Ready.

"He goes to the border and with their guns and they go and try to find Mexicans and narcotics," she said. The operator asks if he does an undercover job of some sort. "No, he doesn't work at all. He just sits at my house," Brittany said.

A house where he lived for years and died. Ready shot himself outside the front door after allegedly shooting Amber Mederos' fiance, Jim Hiott.

Investigators are still trying to figure out Ready's motive.