Texas police officer says officers didn’t rush to find shooter because ‘they could have been shot’

Department of Security Lieutenant Chris Olivarez suggested officers locked villain gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, in the classroom where he butchered 19 children and two heroic teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

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Texas: An officer defends police response to Uvalde school shooting

A Texas police officer said his unit did not immediately storm Robb Elementary School to take out the gunman because they feared being shot.

Department of Security Lieutenant Chris Olivarez suggested officers locked evil gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, in the classroom where he butchered 19 children and two heroic teachers.

The cop made the damning revelation during a CNN show last night.

The presenter had asked him why the first responders retreated after Ramos shot them before waiting 60 minutes for a SWAT team to arrive and put an end to the horror frenzy.

During this time, Ramos was left alone with AR-15 in a classroom with the children – who ranged in age from nine to 12 – and their teachers.

A woman cries as she attends the vigil for victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas


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Moderator Wolf Blitzer asked, “Do you not allow current best practices, Lieutenant, to require officers to incapacitate a shooter as quickly as possible, regardless of how many officers are actually on the scene?”

He replied: “In the active shooters situation, you want to stop the killing, you want to save lives. But also, of course, one thing that the American people need to understand is that officers are entering this building. They don’t know where the shooter is. You hear gunshots. You’ll get shots.”

According to MailOnline, the lieutenant went on to have “credit” for locking Ramos in with the children – claiming that by doing so the police saved others from being assassinated.

He added: “If they had proceeded at that point without knowing where the suspect was, they could have been shot, they could have been killed, and at that point that gunman would have had an opportunity to kill other people within this school.

Irma Garcia was tragically killed in the shooting


Robb Elementary School)

Eva Mireles, a 4th grade teacher, was also murdered


Robb Elementary School)

“That’s how they were able to keep this shooter in that classroom so that he couldn’t go to other parts of the school to commit other murders.”

Ramos’ mother earlier this morning said people shouldn’t “judgment” him – and repeatedly claimed he had “his reasons” for taking the lives of innocent people.

Adriana Reyes said she wants the families of those killed to forgive her son for Tuesday’s barbaric carnage at Robb Elementary School.

Salvador Ramos, 18, was driving to his hometown school after he shot his grandmother



He previously posted pictures of his assault rifles on Instagram



She again insisted he was not a violent person after the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Twisted Ramos was shot dead after killing 21 people and blowing up his grandmother Celia Gonzalez, who is now fighting for her life.

But in another TV interview, the mother says she wants understanding despite the outrage around the world.

“I have no words, I don’t know what he was thinking. He had his reasons for what he did – please don’t judge him,” she said.

“I just want the innocent people who died to forgive me.”

When asked what she would like to say to the horror family, she continued: “Forgive me, forgive my son.

“I know he had his reasons. He wanted to get closer to the kids instead of the other bad things. I dont know.”

Last night she claimed he was “not a violent person”.

She recalled the last time she spoke to her son on Monday for his birthday when she was planning to give him a card and a stuffed animal from Snoopy.

The mum denied claims they had a toxic relationship but admitted the 18-year-old was a loner who didn’t have many friends and “kept to himself”.

“My son was not a violent person. I’m surprised by what he’s done,” she said MailOnline.

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