The distraught father of 18-year-old Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos was photographed in public for the first time Thursday since his son killed 19 youngsters and two lecturers at Robb Elementary School earlier within the week.
The images present the teary-eyed 42-year-old father — additionally named Salvador Ramos — embracing a customer on his entrance porch on the identical day he broke his silence about his son’s bloodbath.
“I never expected my son to do something like that,” the father had mentioned in an interview with the Daily Beast.
“He should’ve just killed me, you know, instead of doing something like that to someone.”
The elder Ramos additionally apologized for his son’s horrific actions.
The father instructed the Daily Beast he had not been in his son’s life a lot within the months earlier than the bloodbath, which he mentioned was because of his job away from Uvalde and the pandemic.
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 duo’s relationship, along with his son refusing to talk to him a couple of month in the past.
He maintained that his son “was a good person” who was bullied at school over his garments, which is why he dropped out.
“He was a quiet person, stuck to himself. He didn’t bother nobody. People were always bothering him,” the father mentioned.
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Ramos shot his 66-year-old grandmother within the face earlier than he stormed into the Uvalde school fourth-grade classroom and opened hearth in one of many deadliest mass shootings in Texas historical past.