August 10, 2022
Deputy sheriff lost daughter in Texas school shooting, governor says
The daughter of a deputy sheriff was one of the 21 people killed in Tuesday's shooting at a Texas elementary school, the governor said Wednesday.“One deputy sheriff lost a daughter in that school,” Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told reporters.The governor did not disclose the name of the deputy sheriff or the official's daughter.State troopers…

The daughter of a deputy sheriff was one of the 21 people killed in Tuesday’s shooting at a Texas elementary school, the governor said Wednesday.

“One deputy sheriff lost a daughter in that school,” Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told reporters.

The governor did not disclose the name of the deputy sheriff or the official’s daughter.

State troopers and law enforcement outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022.
State troopers and other law enforcement officers outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Wednesday.Liz Moskowitz for NBC News
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference in Uvalde, Texas on May 25, 2022.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks Wednesday at a news conference in Uvalde.Liz Moskowitz for NBC News

Abbott made the revelation during a news conference where he provided an update on the events leading up to the Robb Elementary School shooting.

He said the gunman shot his grandmother in the face and fled when she called police. He later got into an accident by the elementary school and ran inside, according to the governor.

Officers working at the school approached the shooter, who entered a backdoor and continued to a classroom that was internally connected to another classroom. That’s where he opened fire, Abbott said.

Authorities from multiple agencies converged on that classroom and “a border patrol officer killed the gunman,” according to the governor.

Abbott said three officers were injured. All are in good condition.

Marlene Lenthang

Marlene Lenthang is a breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital.

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