Texas gunman’s father breaks silence after massacre, saying ‘he should have just killed me’

On Tuesday, May 24, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos approached Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, spent an hour in a classroom and massacred 21 people, including 19 children

People visit a memorial in the town square for the victims of Tuesday's mass shooting at Robb Elementary School
People visit a memorial in the town square for the victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School

The father of the Texas school gunman who massacred 19 children has broken his silence and instead said: “He should have just killed me”.

The evil Salvador Ramos began his horrific murder spree by shooting his grandmother dead before driving to Robb Elementary School in Texas, where he barricaded himself in one of the classrooms and brutally murdered 19 children and two teachers.

Now his father, also known as Salvador Ramos, has spoken out for the first time about his son’s horrific crimes and apologized for Tuesday’s horror by insisting his son was a “good person”.

Speak with The daily beast From the porch of his girlfriend’s mansion, the 42-year-old said: “I just want people to know I’m sorry man. [for] what my son did.

“I never expected my son to do something like this. He should have just killed me, you know, instead of doing that to someone.”

Tributes outside Robb Elementary School for the 21 people who were massacred


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Mr Ramos can be seen in photos bursting into tears and hugging a reporter on the porch.

The father said he only found out about the shooting when his own mother called him in a panic. He then called the local jail and asked if his son was there.

Mr Ramos told The Daily Beast he hasn’t seen his son in about a month.

Due to his work and the pandemic, the father said he hasn’t been able to see his son often. With his own mother suffering from cancer, they had to take measures to avoid her catching Covid while his son was frustrated with Covid precautions.

People mourn outside the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center where the community has gathered following a mass shooting


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Mr Ramos insisted his son was a “good person” and said he had no idea why he was massacring the children or why he was targeting the school.

One change he noticed in his son was that he bought a pair of boxing gloves and would test them out at a local park.

The younger Ramos also reportedly had a bad relationship with his mother, accusing her of not buying him more school supplies and clothes, for which his son was reportedly bullied.

However, a classmate denied claims he was bullied and told the Washington Post he would “take things too far” and then become defensive.

Classmate Nadia Reyes said: “I don’t think he was necessarily bullied. He would take things too far, say something that shouldn’t be said, and then he would defend himself.”

A mourner writes a memorial message for a mass shooting victim


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Similarly, a colleague told The Daily Beast that he sometimes harassed women he worked with.

The elder Ramos himself has his own lengthy criminal record, including an assault conviction, The Daily Beast reported, and is estranged with his daughter, the gunman’s sister, who has joined the Navy.

The father added that his son frequently complained about his maternal grandmother, whom he would later shoot.

Mr Ramos said he offered his son to move in with his own parents but the teenager declined due to the lack of WiFi.

The shooter was known to be active online and had made a number of friends that way, including one whom he had warned of the attack before it happened. He is also said to have had a girlfriend in San Antonio who was visiting the family.

In the mass shooting, 19 children and two teachers were shot dead



Mr Ramos claimed his son was not a monster and people had no idea what he was really going through.

It comes as local police have come under fire after it was revealed the killer was in the classroom for an hour before he was eventually shot dead.

While the shooter was at the school, “numerous” armed police officers were outside the school and videos emerged showing them preventing parents from going after their children.

They were waiting outside and evacuating children from other parts of the school when the gunman shot children.

Authorities admitted they had gathered just outside the room where the younger Ramos butchered 19 children, but they made no attempt to break in.

18-year-old shooter Salvador Ramos,



The teenager posted pictures of two guns on his Instagram



Instead, despite arriving four minutes after the gunman entered the school, they waited a full hour for a special tactical unit to kill the gunman.

Victor Escalon, regional director for the South Texas Department of Public Safety, admitted officers might have been able to go in sooner, saying, “There are a lot of options. There were numerous officers in this classroom. Once we’ve interviewed all of these officials, we’ll have a better idea.

“Could anyone have gone [into the classroom] previously? You have to understand, this is a small town.”

Local law enforcement and agencies are under increasing pressure to explain how America’s deadliest school shooting in years could have unfolded over such a long period of time.

Three women await news of missing relatives immediately after the shooting


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Videos emerged of some students’ parents pleading with officers to do more as the carnage unfolded.

In addition, law enforcement has come under further fire as earlier comments alleging the gunman was confronted by police before entering the school were denied by officers.

It was previously claimed police confronted him as he approached the elementary school, but now Escalon said he “approached the school unhindered” and was “not confronted by anyone”.

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