Mother of Uvalde shooter arrested for allegedly threatening to kill man, Oklahoma City police say

Records: Adriana Martinez Reyes charged with assault and battery, threatening to perform an act of violence

Adriana Martinez Reyes, 40, was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on Wednesday and charged with assault and battery and threatening to perform an act of violence, jail records show. (Oklahoma City police)

The mother of the Robb Elementary School shooter was arrested in Oklahoma City after she allegedly threatened to kill a man, according to police.

Adriana Martinez Reyes, 40, was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on Wednesday and charged with assault and battery and threatening to perform an act of violence, jail records show.

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A report from Oklahoma City police states that an officer responded to a home just before 10 a.m. because a caller said Reyes was threatening to kill a man.

The man told officers that Reyes became angry with him and that he was “terrified of her,” the police report stated. He believed she would attack him in his sleep.

Reyes reportedly yelled at the man while police officers were present at the home, and she said the man was “crazy.”

A witness confirmed the man’s claims to the police.

There was at least one other police response to the Oklahoma City home this week.

On Sunday, there was a report of domestic violence and the man said he would get a protection order against the woman, the Uvalde Leader-News reported.

Oklahoma City police told KSAT that Reyes confirmed she’s the mother of Salvador Ramos, the 18-year-old gunman who opened fire inside Robb Elementary School on May 24. He killed 19 students and two teachers before he was shot by law enforcement.

Reyes previously told CNN affiliate Televisa that he “had his reasons for doing what he did.”

“Please don’t judge him. I only want the innocent children who died to forgive me,” she said.

The Leader-News reported that she was also arrested in Uvalde in June for charges of criminal trespassing and a warrant for driving without a valid license.

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