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>> right. it was an emotional moment he broke tonight, the deadly school shooting, and what authorities have just revealed. a choked up sheriff, in front of the cameras late today. tonight here, we learn what police say the teenage gunman said as he shot one victim after another. and for the first time, the gunman's father breaking his silence. reportedly saying, "it would have been better if he shot me than all those kids." also breaking tonight, the manhunt right now. a female officer killed in the line of duty. schools at this hour still being told not to release students. and families told to stay in their homes. did the deputy attorney general overseeing the russia investigation give into president trump? the white house meeting just a short time ago. what the president wants. did he get it? from hawaii tonight, our reporter right there, as dangerous lava shoots from the earth. now making its way to the ocean, and the new concerns. outrage near the u.s. border tonight.
two americans, who women who were at a gas station in montana, detained and questioned because a border agent heard them speaking spanish. and the new images coming in tonight, prince harry and his american princess. the duke and duchess of sussex arriving home, and tonight, the new portraits. meghan's mother right there with the couple and the queen. good evening, and it's great to have you with us to start a new week here. and we begin tonight with authorities before the cameras just a short time ago, and what they revealed about the deadly school shooting in santa fe, texas. a moment of silence observed across the state today, and at the school where ten crosses now stand. the faces tonight of each of those who died, eight students and two teachers. and for the first time tonight, the father of the gunman is now speaking out, saying he wishes his son would have shot him instead of the kids. and this evening here, new details from inside the shooting. abc's marcus moore leads us off from texas tonight.
>> reporter: tonight, the galveston county sheriff telling reporters that as students were evacuating santa fe high school, inside, police officers were engaged in a firefight with the gunman. >> the heroes from that i.s.d. engaged this individual in approximately four minutes, and stayed engaged with him, keeping him contained and engaged, so that other heroes that continued to arrive could evacuate the teachers, the administrators and the students from the school. >> reporter: the sheriff saying his own granddaughter was in that school, just three classrooms down from where police cornered the alleged shooter, junior dimitrios pagourtzis. >> right now, he's in the galveston county jail under suicide watch. in there for capital murder. 17 years old. >> reporter: just one week before the shooting, pagourtzis seemed like a happy teenager,
dancing at his greek orthodox church. the video posted by tmz. tonight, his distraught father antonios telling "the wall street journal" is son is, quote, a good boy who was bullied at school, adding, "i believe that's what was behind" the shooting. antonios pagourtzis saying he himself came to america as a young boy, with just a grammar school education. he built a business here. and now, he describes visiting his son in jail, saying, quote, "he could not look at me in the eyes. he is confused, can't remember what happened. he said he wants to to apologize to his sisters, he said he'll be strong and help us see this through." his father saying, quote, "it would have been better if he shot me than all those kids." police say the father's guns were used to carry out the massacre. do we know how he ended up with those weapons? >> it does appear that the guns were kept in a locked -- a locked gun cabinet or gun safe. how he got access to them, we don't know. >> reporter: survivors say he taunted his victims after allegedly gunning them down. >> he was playing music, making jokes while he was doing it, had
like, slogans, like, rhymes. >> reporter: what was he saying? >> like, every time he would kill someone, he would say, "another one bites the dust." >> reporter: today, a moment of silence at a growing memorial in front of the school. as the survivors recover from their wounds, calls for change coming from near and far. texas native kelly clarkson last night at the billboard music awards. >> and i'm so sick of moments of silence. like, it's not working, like, obviously, so -- sorry. so, why don't we not do a moment of silence, why don't we do a moment of action? >> and marcus moore joins us now from santa fe, texas, tonight. and marcus, the sheriff today praising the heroism of the officers who engaged with the shooter. one of those officers still in the hospital tonight? >> reporter: david, that's right. his name is john barnes, and he is in critical condition tonight. but listen to this. he spent more than 20 years working as a police officer in houston, and reportedly never fired his weapon in the line of duty. tonight, the sheriff says his bravery saved lives. david?
>> marcus moore in texas for us again tonight. marcus, thank you. we're going to turn next here to the breaking news from baltimore county, maryland, tonight. a female police officer killed in the line of duty just a short time ago. and tonight, the hunt for at least one armed suspect. schools still being told at this hour to hold students inside. and families nearby told to shelter in place. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: tonight, a residential neighborhood north of baltimore on virtual lockdown. a search for suspects after the killing of a police officer. >> respond for a signal 13 for an officer. >> reporter: the officer, on the force for nearly four years, was responding to a suspicious vehicle. >> our officer responded to this call and she encountered at least one suspect and was critically injured. >> reporter: initially, maryland's governor said the officer was shot in the head. police could not confirm that or if she was run over, or both, saying only she suffered significant injuries and was pronounced dead less than an hour later. with the suspects on the loose and at least one armed, four
elementary schools were told not to release students. residents told to stay in their homes as police expanded the search for the killer. >> this is a bad time in the united states for law enforcement and the attacks that are occurring. >> so, let's get to david kerley with us live tonight. and david, police are asking for witnesses to come forward right now, and say this may have been a burglary that was under way? >> reporter: that was the initial call, four suspects involved in burglarizing a home. we have learned that the officer's body cam was on, it was activated. that video could prove very helpful, david. >> thoughts are with that officer's family tonight. david kerley, our thanks to you, as well. and next tonight, president trump's growing pressure on the department of justice. on twitter, the president demanding an investigation into whether the fbi or doj, in his words, infiltrated his campaign for political purposes. there was a meeting today at the white house with the deputy attorney general in charge of the mueller investigation, and the president's own recent pick now heading the fbi. so, did the president get what he wants? abc's chief white house
correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and fbi director christopher wray arrived at the white house today for a meeting with a president highly agitated about the russia investigation. "i hereby demand," the president declared, "that the department of justice look into whether or not the fbi/doj infiltrated or surveilled the trump campaign for political purposes, and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the obama administration." he seems to be following through on a threat he made last month on "fox and friends." >> you look at the corruption at the top of the fbi, it's a disgrace. and our justice department, which i try and stay away from, but at some point, i won't. >> reporter: the president's new demand comes in response to a "new york times" report that the fbi, in late 2016, used an informant to question two trump campaign associates about their contacts with russians. but there is no evidence the fbi
infiltrated the trump campaign. today, rosenstein made light of his high profile predicament. >> deputy attorneys general are very low profile, tend not to be recognized. >> reporter: he has now ordered the justice department's internal watchdog to look into the president's concerns, saying, quote, "if anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action." today, the president received a friendly warning from his ally chris christie, cautioning attacks on the investigation could backfire. >> i've told him many times that there's no way to make an investigation like this shorter, but there's lots of ways to make it longer. and he's executed on a number of those ways to make it longer. >> so, let's get to jon karl, live at the white house tonight. and jon, how rare is it for a president to make these kinds of demands of his own department of justice? and also deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, what is he trying to do here?
is he trying to appease the president while also trying to give robert mueller more time to continue his work? >> reporter: well, david, it puts rosenstein in quite a bind. this is a highly unusual demand. but this is a deputy attorney general, who, for months, has worked with the very real threat that he could be fired at any time. >> jon karl leading us off there from the white house. another week there covering the president. jon, thank you. next tonight, to the stunning new images from hawaii. the dangerous new turn for the kilauea volcano. the river of lava has now reached the ocean. the mixture with that ocean water now sending up a toxic cloud. abc's chief national correspondent matt gutman right there tonight, and we should let you know that while close to the scene, he and the team are safe, but the pictures are dramatic. and here's the report he filed earlier. >> reporter: david, that's fissure number 20, and it has been putting out more lava than the rio grande puts out water over the past three days. now, i want to show you something. this cauldron over there is putting out an enormous amount of lava. there's a crack in the earth
that it's going down into, and all of this has been flowing steadily into the ocean, and that is what is creating this laze. that's the steam created when the lava hits the cool ocean, also putting off these very dangerous particles that basically are like tiny glass particles. now, there's something else i want to show you, that's how unstable the ground is here. everywhere we go, we hear pops, and that's when the ground essentially opens up. that's methane coming out with minor explosions, making things more complicated for first responders who now also have to deal with brush fires. david? >> just stunning pictures again tonight. matt gutman, thank you. next, from montana tonight, outrage. two american women detained and questioned by a border patrol agent while at a convenience store, because the border agent heard them speaking spanish. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: a montana woman says she's considering legal action after this interaction with a border patrol agent. a. >> ma'am, the reason i asked you
for your i.d. is because i came in here and i saw that you guys are speaking spanish, which is very unheard of up here. >> reporter: ana suda and her friend, mimi, who are both u.s. citizens, were talking to each other in spanish at a convenience store when the uniformed border patrol agent interrupted them. >> he asked where i was born. so i look at -- i look at him and i say, "are you serious?" he's like, "yes, i'm serious." >> reporter: the store, in havre, montana, is 30 miles south of the u.s./canada border. border patrol agents have a broad authority to operate within 100 miles of any u.s. border, though they cannot initiate stops without reasonable suspicion of an immigration violence or crime. the aclu saying suda has reached out to them. u.s. customs and border protection is reviewing the incident, telling abc news the agent used a poor choice of words. david? >> kayna whitworth tonight. kayna, thank you. next this evening, to celebrity chef mario batali tonight. already stepping away from his restaurants and from his tv show. tonight, police sources saying the nypd is investigating after
two women accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting them. batali vehemently denies the allegations. and here's linsey davis. >> reporter: tonight, police sources tell abc news the nypd is investigating famed chef mario batali in connection with allegations of two sexual assaults. one accuser, who spoke anonymously to "60 minutes," said batali drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005 at new york's spotted pig restaurant, where he was a partner. >> i woke up by myself, on the floor. i don't know where i am, of an empty room, wooden floor, i see broken bottles. the first thing i think is, i've been drugged. that was the first thing i've thought is, i've been assaulted. >> reporter: batali vehemently denies any assault, but says in in a statement, "my past behavior has been deeply inappropriate and i am sincerely remorseful for my actions." >> my name's mario batali. >> reporter: the nypd is now also investigating the claims of a woman who says she was assaulted at batali's restaurant
babbo in 2004. she told police she lost consciousness and found batali on top of her when she awoke. the nypd started investigating him actually last year, after multiple women came forward alleging inappropriate touching. he has since stepped away from managing his business empire and just today released a statement saying he is not attempting a professional comeback. david? >> linsey davis tonight. linsey, thank you. and a tale of two cia directors tonight. president trump at the swearing in of gina haspel as the first female cia chief, saying, quote, no one in this country is better qualified. secretary of state mike pompeo there, the last cia director. he was holding the bible while mike pence read the oath, the vice president. hours earlier, the president blasting president obama's last cia director, john brennan, accusing him of disgracing the office. well, we are just back from windsor, england, tonight, and the historic marriage of the american, meghan markle, and the british prince, prince harry, of course. and tonight, look at this. the new official family portraits are out. the royal family, you can see,
the prince, meghan, her mother, standing right beside her. and right there with them, queen elizabeth. there were a lot of firsts in this wedding, and they're about to get right to work. abc's adrienne bankert tonight from buckingham palace. >> reporter: the duke and duchess of sussex today spotted arriving back at kensington palace, where they will live in a cottage not far from will and kate. it's the same palace where will and harry were raised by their mother, diana. tonight, our first look at those official wedding photos. the couple with the bridal party. the queen all smiles in this new portrait, reflecting a more diverse and growing royal family. meghan's mother by her side. and that powerful moment, meghan making history with that walk down the aisle. a walk she started on her own when her father couldn't make the wedding. tonight, meghan markle's official bio up on the royal family's website, highlighting her activism and commitment to social justice. the duchess charting her own course, saying, "i am proud to be a woman and a feminist."
the couple, who made their first public appearance at the invictus games, will make their first appearance as a married couple as a garden party tomorrow to honor prince charles. and david, the many flowers from the wedding were donated to charity. it turns out, 89-year-old pauline platon received a bouquet, and she happens to be a former embroiderist to the queen. she called the gift from the duke and duchess lovely. david? >> we loved seeing that smile from her today, as well. adrienne, our thanks to you again. and there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. the deadly cougar attack right here in the u.s. that cougar pouncing on two bike riders. how they tried to escape. and what authorities are now saying. also, the urgent manhunt at this hour. the escaped prisoners on the loose. the fugitives charged with murder. they are considered dangerous. police need your help. and the father facing murder charges tonight, accused of intentionally crashing his car into a restaurant. his family members right inside eating. a lot more news ahead. ght mean a trip back to the doctor's office, just for a shot.
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cliveden house right now. it was the first glimpse of the american woman on her wedding day, about to become royalty. in the backseat with her mother, a wave and a smile from both of them. after having spent that last night together. along the route, everyone in the uk and the americans who made the trip, hoping for a glimpse of the bride to be from america. you can kind of see, this is our anchor location, right over my shoulder. hey. and right across the street, come on over here, i can show you. we are protected here by the police, who came in from surrey. you want to say hi to america? >> hello, america. >> royal wedding. what do you think of the american princess? >> beautiful. >> beautiful, right? >> absolutely. >> meghan markle. they love her. they love her, even before chef made history. that moment, right behind us. >> there they come. >> right around us. >> we're going to get to see ourselves. >> this is -- i got to get my phone. >> i -- i want to see the moment. >> robin didn't miss it, and i got my picture. isn't that amazing? >> and then megan's mother
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in utah three days later a tesla driver says she was in autopilot mode when she rear-ended a fire truck at 60 miles an hour. >> she had minor injuries. overnight a man's body was pulled from a crashed tesla. his model s had gone off crow canyon road through a fence and ended up under water in a pond. >> melanie woodrow has details from the victim's friends. >> reporter: friends are remembering him as a dedicated musician. >> his love for music was tremendous. >> reporter: he often stepped in for community band members no matter what instrument needed to be played. >> to be able to do that is definitely a testament to his talent. >> reporter: over the weekend when he didn't show up for a performance his friends knew something was wrong. >> i started calling around to different hospitals to see if he happened to be in any of the emergency rooms.