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Great-grandfather of Uvalde shooting victim challenges police in dramatic video: ‘Where were you people’ | NEWSRUX

A grieving man who misplaced his great-granddaughter within the Uvalde mass capturing at Robb Elementary Faculty challenged the town’s police over their response to the assault.

The incident came about close to a makeshift memorial for the 19 college students and two school members killed by an 18-year-old gunman final week.

Ruben Mata, the great-grandfather of 10-year-old Alexandria Rubio — who was killed within the assault — was current on the memorial and have become emotional.

Jon Farina of Standing Coup Information captured a video of the incident, which depicts Mr Mata within the park simply as Uvalde police arrive. Based mostly on Mr Mata’s phrases, it seems that police have been known as in response to his actions.

When the officers strategy him, Mr Mata notes that “it did not take you however a couple of minutes” to get to the park, a reference to the truth that the gunman on the faculty was allowed to stay inside for 90 minutes earlier than a Border Patrol unit — not the police — killed the shooter.

In keeping with Mediaite, the police Mr Mata was yelling at weren’t truly Uvalde police, however helping officers from Conroe, Texas.

Because the officers strategy him, Mr Mata tells them he’s “gonna present you one thing,” earlier than reaching into his pocket, setting everybody within the scene on edge.

“I bought a knife,” he yells out, earlier than pulling a small knife from his pocket. “Pull your gun out! I’m not going to kill no one! However I bought a knife! Let’s see how courageous y’all are along with your weapons.”

He finally arms the knife to the police with out incident.

After the tense standoff, Mr Mata leads police to a makeshift memorial of flowers surrounding a fountain in a metropolis park, and tells them that “that’s my great-granddaughter.”

“The place have been you individuals?” he asks.

Mr Mata’s great-granddaughter was the daughter of a neighborhood sheriff’s deputy, Felix Rubio, and his spouse, Kimberly-Mata Rubio.

When Mr Mata first arrived on the memorial he was yelling on the scene from the facet of the highway. A gaggle of males went over to fulfill him and console him. He advised them that the kids have been useless as a result of “the g***** cops…didn’t do their job.”

The Uvalde police have been the topic of intense criticism because it was revealed that they waited for backup exterior the college whereas the shooter killed individuals contained in the constructing. That criticism grew extra intense when information broke that not solely did the police circuitously interact the shooter, however they actively prevented dad and mom from speeding in to the constructing to search out their kids.

A Border Patrol unit with ballistic shields finally made a unilateral choice to enter the college and kill the shooter.

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