Salvador Rolando Ramos, 18, of Uvalde, Texas, United States fatally shot fourth grade teachers Irma Garcia, 49, and Eva Mireles, 44, and 19 children aged 7-11 at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24, 2022. He was fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
On July 4, 2022, Robert Eugene “Bobby” Crimo III, 21, of Highwood, Illinois, USA fatally shot seven people and injured at least 38 others in Highland Park, Illinois. He was arrested in Lake Forest, Chicago, Illinois.
Recently, Ira Dennis Crosser Jr., 55, of Cape Coral, Florida, USA sent a text message in reference to the mass shootings in Uvalde and Highland Park. He wrote, “Keep an eye out on the news I’m fixing to make Texas and highland park look likes child’s play and yes I am referring to well you.”
“These are the thing that happened when people get fed up with other people’s s— and just f—— snap,” Crosser continued. “tell whom ever you want death buy cop or cancer I died don’t have no seat and have no one I care to see in heaven. If there is. I have lost all hope and caring in humanity to make sure me and my dogs possible survive f— everyone tw f—.”
Someone reported the text message to the police because of Crosser’s alleged violent tendencies and access to weapons. Cape Coral Police Department detectives received information from another law enforcement agency about the text message.
On July 7, 2022, Crosser was arrested at his home in South Cape Coral, Cape Coral. On July 8, 2022, he told a judge that he moved from Tampa, Florida to Cape Coral to work on improving his mental health.
According to Crosser, when he sent the threatening text message, he was jealous and in fear of losing his life-long friend in Tampa. He claimed that he was experiencing turmoil in a relationship with the friend and wrote the threat in an angry outburst but he had no intention of hurting anyone.
Charged with making a written threat to conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism, Crosser is being held in the Lee County Jail in Fort Myers, Florida. His bond was set at $25,000.
In August 2022, Cross will be back in court. Aside from Tampa, he has lived in other parts of Florida including Palm Harbor and Clearwater.