The daddy of Robb Elementary Faculty bloodbath sufferer Amerie Jo Garza was instructed his daughter was lifeless by the lady’s greatest good friend, he stated on CNN Wednesday night time.
Angel Garza recounted how he was responding to the varsity as a medical aide to help within the mass capturing’s aftermath and noticed a little bit lady “lined in blood head to toe.”
“I assumed she was injured, I requested her what was unsuitable and he or she stated she’s OK,” Garza instructed Anderson Cooper. “She was hysterical, saying that they shot her greatest good friend, that they killed her greatest good friend, she’s not respiratory and he or she was making an attempt to name the cops.
“And I requested the little lady the identify and he or she instructed me, she stated Amerie,” stated Garza, who began weeping on air. “She was so candy … she was the sweetest little lady who did nothing unsuitable. She listened to her mother and pa, she at all times brushed her enamel, she was inventive, she made issues for us, she by no means bought in hassle in class.”
“I simply wish to know what she did to be a sufferer,” stated Garza, preventing via tears.
Amerie was considered one of 21 folks, together with 19 younger college students senselessly killed by alleged gunman Salvatore Ramos. The college capturing is among the worst in American historical past.
Amerie was a giant sister to a little bit brother who requested for her each morning when he’d get up, Garza stated.
“We knowledgeable him that his sister is with God and that she is going to now not be with us and naturally he simply cried,” Garza instructed Cooper when the host requested if his son knew.
The younger lady turned 10 two weeks in the past, Garza stated, and for her birthday she acquired her first cellphone.
“She’s been wanting a cellphone for therefore lengthy and we lastly bought it for her,” Garza stated.
Amerie tried to make use of that cellphone to name police for assist throughout the capturing, Garza stated on air.
“She was simply making an attempt to name authorities and I assume he simply shot her. How do you take a look at this lady and shoot her,” stated Garza, holding up a photograph of his daughter and calling her his child.
“I simply need folks to know that she died making an attempt to save lots of her classmates,” Garza stated on the finish of the CNN interview. “She simply needed to save lots of everybody.”
Amerie’s mom, Kimberly Garcia, posted on Fb that she is going to by no means comprehend her loss.
“Mommy loves you, mommy can’t sleep with out you Mommy wants you, Amerie I can’t do that life with out you. How am I speculated to reside life with out you? I’ll by no means perceive. I really like you and I’ll by no means be the identical, ever once more,” she wrote.