The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center, which investigated the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, released a report on the law enforcement response.
There were several missed opportunities to stop the massacre before it even began, says a new assessment of law enforcement’s response to the Uvalde shooting.
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In a timeline description, before the suspect even entered the building at 11:33 a.m., a Uvalde police officer who was at the scene of the crash saw Salvador Ramos with a rifle outside the west hall entrance, the report says.
The officer, who is also armed with a rifle, is said to have asked his superior for permission to shoot the suspect.
According to the report, his supervisor either did not hear the officers or responded too late. The officer turned for confirmation, but by the time he turned back to address the suspect, Ramos had already entered the west hallway unabated.
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“In this case, the UPD officer would have heard gunshots and/or reports of gunfire and observed a person armed with a rifle approaching the school building. A reasonable officer in this case would conclude, based on the totality of the circumstances, that the deadly force was warranted,” reads the Texas State University Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training assessment.
Thirty-two seconds after Ramos entered the school, he entered classroom 111.
“Immediately, children’s screams were heard along with numerous gunshots in the classrooms. The rate of fire was initially very fast, then slowed down and lasted only a few seconds.
Five seconds later, the suspect exited the classroom, entered the hallway, and then re-entered 911.
“The suspect then re-enters what appears to be Classroom 111 and, according to audio analysis, continues to fire an estimated over 100 rounds until 11:36:04 a.m. During the shooting, the sounds of screaming and crying children were heard,” the statement said.
At around 12:21 p.m., a 13-minute call took place between Uvalde Police Chief Pete Arredondo and an officer about tactical options and the key holder in case the door is locked, the report said.
At approximately 12:35 p.m., police officers arrived in the West Corridor with the first burglary tool seen, a Halligan. According to the report, Ramos was not neutralized until 12:50 p.m., which ended in his death.
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https://abc13.com/uvalde-texas-robb-elementary-school-officer-asked-to-shoot-suspect-active-shooter/12024385/ School shooting in Uvalde, Texas: The police officer asked the supervisor for permission to shoot the shooter before he entered the school, the report said