Bodycam video shows the police officer husband of a teacher who was shot dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, apparently being prevented from rescuing her amid the school’s mass killing in May.
Fox News released a clip shows Ruben Ruiz – gun drawn – moving past other law enforcement officers outside a classroom.
At this point, a voice is heard calling out “Ruben,” in an apparent attempt to get him to stop.
“She said she was shot, Tony,” Ruiz told another police officer, Fox News said. The video shows a police officer putting his hand on Ruiz’s shoulder and leading him down the hallway and away from the classroom.
What’s the rest of the story?
TheBlaze reported last month that Eva Mireles – Ruiz’s wife and a teacher who was fatally shot – called Ruiz and told him she was dying. But when Ruiz tried to save her, he was arrested, his gun was confiscated and he was removed from the scene, according to Col. Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety. NBC News reports.
Mireles, who taught fourth graders, was one of two adults killed in the massacre, along with 19 children. Ruiz is an official with the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, the network added.
McCraw — who spoke about the police response to the massacre during a Texas Senate hearing in June — described what Mireles said to her husband and what happened to him when he tried to take action, the network said.
“We have an officer, Officer Ruiz, whose wife called him and told her [had] was shot and she’s dying,” McCraw said, according to video of the hearing. “What happened to him is that he tried to move into the hallway … he was arrested and they took his gun from him and escorted him from the scene.”
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McCraw did not say which authority had removed Ruiz from the school premises,
“I keep telling myself that this isn’t real”
Adalynn Ruiz, the couple’s daughter, wrote a tribute to her late mother
“Mom, you are a heroine. I keep telling myself this isn’t real. I just want to hear your voice,” she wrote, adding, “I want it all back. I want you to come back to me mom. I miss you more than words can explain.”
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https://www.theblaze.com/news/uvalde-cop-restrained-from-rescue Bodycam video shows the husband of a primary school teacher who was shot dead in Uvalde apparently being stopped from rescuing her amid mass killings