The father of the Texas school shooter apologized on behalf of his murderous son after 18-year-old Salvador Ramos Jr. killed twenty-one people in one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history. The rampage resulted in the deaths of nineteen young children. Now, the spree killer’s father, 42-year-old Salvador Ramos, Sr., said that he was “sorry” for his son’s killings and that he “should have just killed me” instead of bringing firearms into the Texas elementary school.
The killer’s father described the school shooter as “a good person” who “stuck to himself” and did not socialize much. Although the father and son had a distant and strained relationship, Ramos wished his son would have taken his rage out on him. Even the killer’s mother said that the 18-year-old spree killer would have shot his own father because “he would always say I didn’t love him.”
“I don’t want them calling him a monster… they don’t know nothing, man,” he said. “They don’t know anything he was going through.”
Just two days after his son mowed down innocent children at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Ramos Sr. spoke to the media outlet Daily Beast about how his eighteen-year-old son had legally purchased AR-15 style assault weapons that he used to shoot and kill twenty-one innocent people in the fourth-grade class. He killed the children as well as their teachers.
Before Ramos Jr. killed the children at the school, he shot his 66-year-old grandmother Celia Gonzalez in the face. He had gotten into an argument with the maternal grandmother and unleashed his rage on her in the form of gun violence, which is a far-too-common mode of expression in the United States of America.
A neighbor watched Ramos Jr. attack his maternal grandmother. The neighbor spoke to Newsy, saying that his grandmother began shouting, “He shot me, he shot me,” before the teen left in a vehicle and “zoomed down the street” on his way to the school, where he committed the mass murder of innocent children.
After Ramos Jr. broke into the school, he stayed with the children and their dead classmates for more than an hour before police finally responded to the deadly scene.
The boy’s father described him as a reclusive teen who sought attention. The teenager had recently purchased boxing gloves and would roam public parks looking for people to fight him while he recorded the attack on video.
“I said, ‘Mijo, one day somebody’s going to kick your ass,’” the father recalled. “I started seeing different changes in him like that.”
The teen’s father admitted that he did not see his son much in recent years. He works with a utility company digging holes around poles for inspection. He claimed that he had been distant from his son because his mother – the killer’s grandmother – was dealing with cancer.
The father explained that his teen son grew frustrated with his father’s distance, which was made worse due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that he stopped talking to him.
Police killed Salvador Ramos Jr. when they finally put a stop to his mass shooting spree.