The daddy of the Texas gunman who massacred 19 youngsters and two academics at Robb Elementary Faculty on Tuesday apologized for his 18-year-old son and mentioned the teenager ought to have killed him as an alternative.
The gunman’s 42-year-old father, Salvador Ramos, opened up about his son, additionally Salvador, in a Thursday interview with the Day by day Beast.
The elder Ramos mentioned he’s “sorry [for] what my son did.”
“I by no means anticipated my son to do one thing like that,” the daddy mentioned. “He ought to’ve simply killed me, , as an alternative of doing one thing like that to somebody.”
The youthful Ramos shot his 66-year-old grandmother within the face earlier than he stormed into the Uvalde college “unobstructed” and shot useless 21 individuals inside a fourth grade classroom in what was the deadliest mass taking pictures in Texas historical past.
The gunman was killed on the scene by responding legislation enforcement officers.
The daddy advised the Day by day Beast he had not been in his son’s life a lot as of late as a result of his job away from Uvalde.
He mentioned he had additionally been away from his son because of the pandemic as he didn’t wish to expose his personal mom — who’s affected by most cancers — to the virus. The COVID-19 restrictions strained the 2’s relationship, together with his son refusing to talk to him a few month in the past.
The 2 hadn’t seen one another since, he mentioned.
Regardless of the deaths and ache his son has induced, Ramos maintained that his son “was a superb particular person.”
“He was a quiet particular person, caught to himself. He didn’t hassle no person. Individuals had been at all times bothering him,” the daddy mentioned.
The elder Ramos added that his son dropped out of highschool as a result of he mentioned he was bullied over his garments.
Associates and family have mentioned Ramos had been bullied all through center college and junior excessive for a speech obstacle – a stutter and lisp.
The 18-year-old reportedly had a unstable relationship together with his mom, Adriana Reyes, who allegedly struggled with drug use and had kicked her troubled son out of her residence.
She denied that they had such a relationship, regardless of Ramos’ grandfather telling ABC Information earlier that the teenager was residing with him and his spouse as a result of he “had issues” along with her.