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Distraught sheriff’s deputy weeps over death of daughter, 10, in Texas school massacre

A harrowing photograph captured the second a Texas sheriff’s deputy responding to Tuesday’s school massacre was advised his daughter was among the many victims.

Felix Rubio was snapped clutching his spouse Kimberly for assist in Uvalde on discovering their beloved daughter Lexi, 10, was amongst 19 kids murdered at Robb Elementary School by shooter Salvador Ramos.

The ache was clearly etched in Rubio’s face as he tried to consolation his spouse. Even extra heartbreakingly, he’d posed proudly with Lexi simply hours earlier than her death.

She had obtained a certificates for making the dignity roll at Robb, and beamed proudly together with her mother and father for a photograph that was to be the final snap ever taken of them.

At the ceremony, Lexi made the All-A honor roll and gained the school’s good citizen award, her mom, Kimberly, wrote in a Facebook submit.

Kimberly spoke about her remaining interplay together with her daughter saying: ‘We advised her we cherished her and would decide her up after school. We had not thought this was goodbye.’

Felix additionally spoke to CNN whereas in excessive seen misery Wednesday, and known as for gun management measures to try to stop different mother and father struggling losses like his. 

Felix Rubio attempted to console his wife as the horror unfolded on May 24 after learning the couple's daughter Lexi, 10, was among 19 children brutally murdered while at school

Felix Rubio tried to console his spouse because the horror unfolded on May 24 after studying the couple’s daughter Lexi, 10, was amongst 19 kids brutally murdered whereas at school 

Felix Rubio was one of the many law enforcement officers who responded to the school following the shooting

Felix Rubio was one of the various regulation enforcement officers who responded to the school following the capturing

During a press conference following the shooting, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott confirmed that a sheriff's deputy had lost a child at Robb Elementary School

During a press convention following the capturing, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott confirmed {that a} sheriff’s deputy had lost a baby at Robb Elementary School

Salvador Ramos legally purchased two AR-15 style rifles including the one he used in yesterday's attack after his 18th birthday last week. The gunman also bought more than 300 rounds of ammunition

Salvador Ramos legally purchased two AR-15 style rifles including the one he used in yesterday's attack after his 18th birthday last week. The gunman also bought more than 300 rounds of ammunition

Salvador Ramos legally bought two AR-15 type rifles (proper) together with the one he used in yesterday’s assault after his 18th birthday final week. The gunman additionally purchased greater than 300 rounds of ammunition 

The distraught guardian continued: ‘All I can hope is that she’s simply not a quantity. This is sufficient. No one else must undergo this. We by no means wanted to undergo this, however we’re.’

During a press convention following the capturing, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott confirmed {that a} sheriff’s deputy had lost a baby at Robb Elementary School. 

In a dwell interview with CNN the day after the assault, Felix mentioned by tears: ‘I’ve had sufficient with weapons. I do not need my daughter’s title to be simply one other title.’ 

When requested what points he want to see resolved following the capturing, Felix mentioned: ‘Violence, weapons. I’m a cop. I’m a deputy right here in Uvalde County. This is sufficient.’ 

Felix and Kimberly Ramos pictured with their daughter just hours before the shooting

Felix and Kimberly Ramos pictured with their daughter simply hours earlier than the capturing

Felix Rubio pictured in uniform alongside his wife in 2018

Felix Rubio pictured in uniform alongside his spouse in 2018

Felix Rubio and his wife, Kimberly, pictured in February 2022

Felix Rubio and his spouse, Kimberly, pictured in February 2022

Felix told CNN in a heartbreaking tear-filled interview: 'I've had enough with guns. I don't want my daughter's name to be just another name'

Felix advised CNN in a heartbreaking tear-filled interview: ‘I’ve had sufficient with weapons. I do not need my daughter’s title to be simply one other title’

In a separate interview, Felix mentioned that his daughter was going to be an all-star softball participant

The grieving mother and father later advised CNN by way of textual content message that their daughter was ‘form, candy, and appreciated life. She was going to be an all-star in softball and had a vivid future whether or not it’s sports activities or tutorial. Please let the world know we miss our child.’ 

In response to Lexi’s tragic death, her aunt arrange a GoFundMe web page to assist her mother and father in their time of want. 

Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez advised CNN that the shooter barricade himself inside of a single classroom, and that it’s inside that classroom the place most or all of the 19 kids and two lecturers had been killed.

Police and state troopers arrived in time to listen to gunshots inside a classroom the place the person barricaded himself and commenced capturing kids and lecturers.   

Shortly before the shooting unfolded, an awards ceremony was held for students at Rabb Elementary. At the ceremony, Lexi won the good citizen prize and was named to the honor roll

Shortly earlier than the capturing unfolded, an awards ceremony was held for college students at Rabb Elementary. At the ceremony, Lexi gained the great citizen prize and was named to the dignity roll

Lexi's mother wrote in a Facebook post: 'My sweet Lexi. Love of my life. Keeper of my soul. I carried you inside me. I’m you. You are me. I want to be with you. Now. Not later'

Lexi’s mom wrote in a Facebook submit: ‘My candy Lexi. Love of my life. Keeper of my soul. I carried you inside me. I’m you. You are me. I wish to be with you. Now. Not later’

The unnamed agent who shot and killed Ramos is believed to be from the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), which has specialised brokers dispersed all through the United States. 

The BORTAC agent, whose id has not but been revealed, rushed into the school with out ready for backup.

Ramos was behind a barricade, returning hearth, however the border patrol agent managed to shoot and kill the gunman earlier than he might declare extra victims.

Kimberly Rubio is studying history at St. Mary's University in San Antonio where she is a scholarship student

Kimberly Rubio is finding out historical past at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio the place she is a scholarship scholar

‘They got here in from reverse sides. The BORTAC agent ended up exchanging gunfire with the shooter, killed the shooter, and I’m advised that the agent was injured in his leg,’ reported Fox News.

‘They are attempting to determine if he was shot in the leg or hit by shrapnel.’ 

In an interview with KEN5, a survivor of the tragedy mentioned: ‘When the cops got here, the cop mentioned: ‘Yell when you need assistance!’ And one of the individuals in my class mentioned ‘assist.’ The man overheard and he got here in and shot her,” the boy said. “The cop barged into that classroom. The man shot on the cop. And the cops began capturing.’ 

That baby credited the deceased lecturers, Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, with saving his life. He mentioned: ‘They had been good lecturers. They went in entrance of my classmates to assist. To save them.’ 

In 2018, Felix completed an active shooter training program alongside another deputy

In 2018, Felix accomplished an lively shooter coaching program alongside one other deputy

The post announcing that Felix had a completed an active shooter course included the words: 'We never hope for situations where this type of training is needed, but we will always train to be prepared for the worst scenarios'

The submit asserting that Felix had a accomplished an lively shooter course included the phrases: ‘We by no means hope for conditions the place this sort of coaching is required, however we are going to all the time practice to be ready for the worst eventualities’

According to a Facebook submit from the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office in April 2018, Felix accomplished per week lengthy lively shooter coaching course that month alongside a fellow deputy. 

The submit learn in half: ‘We by no means hope for conditions the place this sort of coaching is required, however we are going to all the time practice to be ready for the worst eventualities.’ 

 At the start of May 2022, Kimberly obtained an award in management from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. While in March 2022, Kimberly was the recipient of the 2022 Alice Franzke Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Award on the school.

In a profile on St. Mary’s web site, Kimberly is described as pursuing a historical past diploma. She is known as an award-winning journalist, having gained prizes with South Texas Press Association for work as a reporter and editor with the Uvalde Leader-News. 

Victims of Uvalde school capturing

The capturing at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas left 19 college students and two lecturers lifeless. Here are the victims which were recognized to this point:

Amerie Jo Garza, 10 (right), was among 19 children shot dead at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday. Her grandmother said she was killed as she tried to phone 911 while sitting next to her best friend, who ended up covered in her blood

Jaliah Nicole Silguero (at right) was also confirmed as one of the victims early Wednesday, with her mother Veronica Luevanos also sharing a memorial post saying saying she was 'heartbroken' over the loss

Fourth grader Alithia Ramirez (at left) was confirmed lifeless early Wednesday by her father, Ryan Ramirez, who shared a submit to Facebook displaying the 10-year-old with angel’s wings. He had used the identical photograph the day prior to this as he pleaded for assist discovering her after the massacre. Jaliah Nicole Silguero (at proper) was additionally confirmed as one of the victims early Wednesday, together with her mom Veronica Luevanos additionally sharing a memorial submit saying saying she was ‘heartbroken’ over the loss

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, who appears to be Jaliah's cousin based on posts shared by the family, was confirmed as one of the dead Wednesday by his aunt. 'Still can't believe that we're never gonna see you again,' she wrote on Facebook

Amerie Jo Garza (right) was confirmed dead by her father Angel Garza (left), who said: 'My little love is now flying high with the angels above'

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos (at left), who seems to be Jaliah’s cousin based mostly on posts shared by the household, was confirmed as one of the lifeless Wednesday by his aunt. ‘Still cannot imagine that we’re by no means gonna see you once more,’ she wrote on Facebook. Amerie Jo Garza (pictured at proper together with her father, Angel Garza) was confirmed lifeless by her dad Wednesday. The grieving guardian captioned the submit: ‘My little love is now flying excessive with the angels above’

The family of Uziyah Garcia, 8, said he was killed in the shooting hours after announcing he was among the missing

Makenna Lee Elrod, 10, was confirmed dead by a family friend late Tuesday night

Uziyah Garcia, 9, (left) and Makenna Elrod, 10, (proper) had been each confirmed lifeless by family members on Facebook

Xavier Lopez

Eliahana Torres, 10, was also confirmed dead on Facebook

Xavier Lopez, 10, (left) and Eliahana Torres, 10, (proper) was additionally killed on the school capturing on Tuesday 

Steven Garcia and Jennifer Lugo confirmed their daughter, Ellie, was killed in Tuesday's massacre after she had been missing for several hours

Nevaeh Bravo

Ellie Lugo (left) and Nevaeh Bravo (proper) had been additionally killed. Ellie was reported as lacking for a number of hours earlier than her mother and father confirmed her death

Annabelle Guadalupe Rodriguez

Rogelio Torres is among the dead

Annabelle Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10, and Rogelio Torres, proper, had been additionally killed 

Irma Garcia, a fourth grade teacher and 23-year veteran of Robb Elementary, was killed on Tuesday

Eva Mireles, who for five years was the co-teacher with Irma Garcia, was one of two teachers shot and killed at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday

Irma Garcia (left) and Eva Mireles (proper), who co-taught fourth grade, had been each shot and killed at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday

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