NBC’s WPTV has just released a recording of a 911 call placed by Florida high school gunman Nikolas Cruz on November 29, 2017.
In the call, Cruz blamed a violent fight with Rock Deschamps, the son of the couple who took him in, on the death of his adoptive mother.
The New York Post reports:
Cruz admitted to losing his temper to a 911 dispatcher after a fight with Rock Deschamps, whose mother Rocxanne took Cruz and his younger brother in following Lynda Cruz’s Nov. 1 death.
“Hi, I was just at [inaudible] and someone attacked me and they said they were going to gut me if I came back,” Cruz told the dispatcher Nov. 29 in the newly released 911 call, according to WPTV.
Cruz flew into a rage inside Rocxanne’s trailer home in Lantana after misplacing a photo of his dead mom and began throwing things and punching Rock. Rocxanne and Rock called 911 after kicking Cruz out, fearing he’d return with a gun he’d just purchased from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The dispatcher asked Cruz, 19, where he was, to which Cruz responded, “I don’t know where I am. I’m new to the area.”
When the 911 dispatcher asked Cruz what happened, he said, “I kind of got mad, and I started punching walls and stuff, and then a kid came at me and threw me on the ground, and he started attacking me, and he kicked me out of the house, and he said was going to gut me.”
He added that he believed there were guns inside the Deschamps’ home.
“You were just staying at this house and you got mad and you were punching things and then they came after you?” the dispatcher asked.
“Yeah. The thing is, I lost my mother a couple weeks ago. So, like, I’m dealing with a bunch of things right now,” Cruz calmly replied.
CLICK HERE to hear the entire newly released recording of the 911 call placed by Nikolas Cruz after running from the home he was staying at in Lantana.