In a background check of the Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos, both his parents and grandma were found to have criminal records, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and trying to pass off a fake check.
Ramos’ parents, Adriana Martinez and Salvador Ramos Sr., had gone on the wrong side of the law more than a decade ago, according to Uvalde County Court records. His grandma Celia “Sally” Martinez Gonzales, who he shot in the face before carrying out the school shooting, was slapped with a misdemeanor in 1993. She was charged with writing a bad check for $22.62 to a general store in Uvalde on June 30, 2003, just around the time Ramos was born.
His mother, Adriana Martinez was living in an apartment that housed six people when she committed fraud, records show. She reported being single on the government documents, implying she likely had broken up with Ramos Sr. by then. Martinez pleaded guilty to the charge on Sept. 27, 2005, and had to pay a fine of $250, court costs of $218, and was sentenced to 180 days in jail. However, since she pleaded guilty she was instead placed on probation with a required 25 hours of community service.
Two years later, an assault charge was filed against her, alleging Martinez caused bodily harm to a family member.
Salvador Ramos Sr. had a brief run-in with the law in 2000, when he was charged with resisting arrest. Ramos Sr. apparently struggled with officer Daniel Rodriguez and made a run for it. It’s unclear from court records how the struggle began. He pleaded no contest, was sentenced to 180 days in county jail, and had to apologize in writing to Uvalde PD.
Eleven years later, Ramos Sr. was slapped with a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for an April 9, 2011 incident.
Gonzales, the grandma, was charged with an unspecified misdemeanor after a June 9, 1993 arrest. She was convicted and sentenced to a maximum of two years of probation and had to pay a court fine of $500 and court fees of $157. It’s unclear from court records what Gonzales did.