Zachary Cruz Recalls Time His Brother Nikolas Pointed Gun at Him: 'It Was Loaded and Everything'

Playing Suspected Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Holds a Gun to His Head in Selfie

Nikolas Cruz’s brother is sharing disturbing stories about the alleged Parkland School shooter. 

Zachary Cruz, 18, has moved from Florida to Virginia after a few run-ins with the law in the months following the massacre that led him to believe he's a marked man in the Sunshine State. 

He's been able to move with the help of Nexus, a legal services charity.  

As Zachary unpacked his belongings in his new home, he shared disturbing stories with Inside Edition about his brother, like the time Nikolas threatened to shoot him. 

"He grabbed his shotgun and like pumped it and it was loaded and everything," Zachary said. "Then he came downstairs, sat on the stairwell and was staring at me and I told him, ‘If you are going to shoot me, shoot me.' That day, I thought I was going to die."

He also showed Inside Edition a troubling selfie of Nikolas, in which he's pointing a gun at his own head. 

"He often talked about that he wanted to kill himself," Zachary said. 

He says he is haunted by the thought that he might have been able to stop the massacre has he been at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that day.  

"I could usually like, calm him down," he claims. 

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