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Texas shooter’s dad says child ‘ought to have been recently killed me all things considered’

A mourner places flowers on a memorial for a victim of Tuesday's mass shooting.
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A mourner places flowers on a memorial for a victim of Tuesday’s mass shooting.
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The dad of the Texas shooter who slaughtered 19 youngsters and two educators at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday apologized for his 18-year-old child and said the adolescent ought to have killed him all things being equal.

The shooter’s kid father, Salvador Ramos, focused on his child, likewise Salvador, in a Thursday interview with the Daily Beast.

The senior Ramos said he is

“sorry [for] what my child did.”

“I never anticipated that my child should follow through with something like that,”

the dad said.

“He ought to have been quite recently killed me, you know, rather than following through with something like that to somebody.”

Texas shooter’s dad says child ‘ought to have been recently killed me all things considered’

The more youthful Ramos shot his 66-year-old grandma in the face before he burst into the Uvalde school “unhampered” and shot dead 21 individuals within a 4th grade homeroom in what was one of the deadliest mass shootings in Texas history.

The shooter was killed at the scene by answering policemen.

The dad told the Daily Beast he had not been in his child’s life much actually because of his occupation away from Uvalde.

Salvador Ramos
Salvador Ramos’ father, also named Salvador, told the Daily Beast that he had not seen his son much due to his work away from Uvalde.
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He said he had also been away from his son due to the pandemic as he did not want to expose his own mother — who is suffering from cancer — to the virus. The COVID-19 restrictions strained the two’s relationship, with his son refusing to speak to him about a month ago.

The two hadn’t seen each other since, he said.

Despite the deaths and pain his son has caused, Ramos maintained that his son

“was a good person.”

“He was a quiet person, stuck to himself. He didn’t bother nobody. People were always bothering him,”

the father said.

The elder Ramos added that his son dropped out of high school because he said he was bullied over his clothes.

Friends and relatives have said Ramos had been bullied throughout middle school and junior high for a speech impediment – a stutter and lisp.

The 18-year-old reportedly had a volatile relationship with his mother, Adriana Reyes, who allegedly struggled with drug use and had kicked her troubled son out of her home.

She denied they had such a relationship, despite Ramos’ grandfather telling ABC News earlier that the teen was living with him and his wife because he “had problems” with her.

A memorial was set up around the Robb Elementary School sign
A memorial was set up around the Robb Elementary School sign following the mass shooting.
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Reyes has insisted that her son “wasn’t a violent person” — even though she was “uneasy” about his “rage,” she told ABC News.

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