Remembering El Paso Massacre Victims 3 Years Later

Published on August 03, 2022 23:21 PM by FactsWOW Team

On Aug. 3, 2019, a gunman targeted Latinos and immigrants at a Walmart in El Paso, TX.

El Paso, Texas' Walmart was crowded on Aug. 3, 2019. The back-to-school buying season was busy. A gunman entered and opened fire on people around 10:39 a.m. Twenty-three individuals were killed, including one who died months later, and 26 were injured. Patrick Crusius, 24, authored a hateful screed against Latinos and immigrants before driving to El Paso from Dallas. CNN says that his lawyers say he has mental issues and was insane. He's not been tried. Hours after the El Paso shooting, a shooter killed nine innocent individuals in Dayton, Ohio.

25-year-old Jordan and 24-year-old Andre

Family members said Jordan sheltered their 2-month-old son from bullets while Andre shielded Jordan. Leta Jamrowski, Jordan's sister, told AP that she saved the boy. Jordan and Andre were shopping for their 5-year-old. Jordan's aunt, Elizabeth Terry, called her "a selfless mother" and "the pinnacle of love"

Paul Jamrowski, Jordan's father, revealed on Today that "[Andre] shielded her and she shielded the baby"

Johnson, 63

David Johnson died protecting his wife and 9-year-old granddaughter. Maria Madera, Johnson's niece, said he was a wonderful parent, husband, uncle, and grandpa. She praised his lifesaving efforts. "Three gun shells surrounded him. He, my aunt, and my niece might have had one "Writer Madera "He stopped the killer. And protected. Without him, they'd have failed."

Rodriguez, 15

After the shooting, Javier Rodriguez would have began his second year. Javier liked video games and soccer, according to his aunt's Facebook post. His uncle was shot while protecting him.

Angie Englisbee

Angie Englisbee was in line when the gunfire started. Moments before her death, she called her son, her granddaughter said. "Grandma was powerful. She raised her seven children alone, often working various jobs ""Hallberg" "She's the most independent, strong, caring lady I've ever known."

Englisbee "stated she was cheerful, laughing, and missed him because he was on vacation," claimed Hallberg. "Every Saturday, she shopped at Walmart."

Benavides, 60

Arturo Benavides was a Sun Metro bus driver and Army veteran. El Paso natives, he and his wife doted on their nieces and nephews as foster parents. Jacklin Luna, his grandniece, said Benavides "was compassionate, loving, and strong-willed." Luna loves retelling his Army adventures from the battlefield. "He enjoyed hearing from us," she said. "He enjoyed people and talked to anyone"

Elsa Mendoza, 57

Ciudad Juárez mother Elsa Mendoza Marquez was in El Paso to see her family. As soon as she walked in, the shooting started."I bid farewell to my companion, the most marvellous of women," her husband posted on Facebook. "We'll miss you!"

Leonardo Campos

Campos' wife, Maribel Loya, also perished in the shooting. San Juan, Texas, was his hometown. David Campos, 26, said he always attempted to make people forget unpleasant days. Ace Alanis, Leo's childhood buddy said, can't believe they're a statistic.

Maribel Loya

 Loya, 56, and husband Leo Campos bought school supplies for their grandchildren. The couple had just groomed their dog.

The family realised something was wrong when the groomer called to ask where the dog was. Another relative tracked their automobile using GPS.

Juan Velazquez

Juan and Nicholasa Velazquez, both 77, were shot at. The gunman arrived as they parked. Nicholasa, in her 60s, survived a face attack. Velazquez died instantly.

"They were already shot when my grandma contacted my mom, and they were weeping saying it ached where they shot them," Daisy Fuentes told KTSM. "My mom was telling her to keep calm and breathe, but my grandma told her to call an ambulance since they weren't coming quickly enough."

Gloria Irma Marquez

When the gunfire started, Marquez was at the Walmart bank. John Ogaz claimed, "I contacted her to tell her to leave the crazy person, but she didn't answer."

Maria Eugenia Legarreta Rothe

Rothe, from Chihuahua, Mexico, picked up her teen daughter in El Paso. Rothe stopped to Walmart while waiting for her daughter's airline.

For as long as you've been in solidarity with migrants, the Archdiocese of Chihuahua's Migrant Ministry has embraced you with the same solidarity.

Adolfo Cerros Hernandez and Sara Esther Regalado

Regalado and her husband, Adolfo Hernandez, were both killed.

Sandra Ivonne Cerros, Regalado's daughter, wrote on Facebook: "My spirit hasn't healed yet. Your deaths create a void. Thank you for raising me. Parents, rest in peace."

Vielka Yi, their granddaughter, posted online, "They didn't deserve this."

Margie Reckard, 67, 

She was slain in Walmart. Tony Basco, her husband of 22 years, said she was a "wonderful wife" and "never had anything like this."

Ivan Filiberto Manzano

Ciudad Juárez native Manzano was loyal to his wife and two children. A coworker described him as a "exemplary father" who loved sales and marketing.

"He was constantly in his office or on the job, no matter the hour," Salvador Jonapa said.

Jorge Calvillo Garcia

Jorge CalvilloGarca to El Paso to see his son and granddaughter. Emily's soccer team was fundraising outside Walmart, per KFOX14. Calvillo was shot while shielding the girls, his nephew said.

Maria Flores and Raul Flores

According to The Washington Post, Raul and Maria Flores retired in El Paso in the 1990s. 60 years of marriage.

They were buying airbeds for visiting family on the day of the shooting, the Post stated.

After the incident, the couple's kid told reporters he'd tried to call his parents but failed. He told KERA News he hadn't heard from them since the day before.

Teresa Sanchez

Alexander Hoffman was shot at a Wal-Mart after living in Ciudad Juárez for 40 years. His wife said he called Mexico his second home. 66-year-old

The 82-year-old retired biology teacher had lived in El Paso for 30 years, according to her family's GoFundMe page.

Guillermo 'Memo' Garcia

Nine months after the shooting, Garcia died. Garcia and his wife were only selling lemonade to earn money for their child's soccer team when he was shot. The family's bills were covered via a GoFundMe.

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