At least 22 people were killed and more than two dozen were injured in the shooting at a Walmart in El Paso.
David Johnson, 63
David Johnson, 63, was killed while protecting his wife and nine-year-old granddaughter from gunfire, according to family members.
Johnson’s family got separated from him during the rampage and was initially told that he was receiving medical attention.
When they arrived at the hospital they learned that the person identified as David Johnson was not their loved one, and their search for him continued.
His wife and granddaughter both returned home safely thanks to his heroic actions.
David Johnson, 63, was killed while protecting his wife and nine-year-old granddaughter from gunfire during the shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas
Arturo Benavides, 60
US Army veteran Arturo Benavides, 60, had been shopping with his wife when gunfire erupted. She managed to escape, but her husband did not.
Several family members posted to social media looking for information about the man they knew as ‘Turi’. They were heartbroken to learn that he was among the victims.
Benavides’ niece, Jacklin Luna, described her uncle as ‘a strong-willed, caring, giving, and special person’ who well known in the community in the years he spent as a Sun Metro bus driver.
‘He was the person to always give a helping hand, a home to stay, and a meal,’ Luna told Buzzfeed of her uncle.
‘He loved each and every one of us in our own ways. Loved oldies on a Sunday morning, sitting out on his chair in the front porch with his dog Milo at his feet.’
Arturo Benavides, 60, has been identified as one of the 22 people killed in the shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas
Jordan and Andre Anchondo, 25 and 24
Hero mom Jordan Anchondo, 25, was killed while shielding her two-month-old son from bullets.
She was shopping for back-to-school supplies when the attack happened.
Anchondo’s heartbroken sister Leta Jamrowski said the mother-of-three fell on top of the infant as she was shot. The boy suffered broken bones and was treated in hospital.
‘From the baby’s injuries, they said that more than likely my sister was trying to shield him,’ Jamrowski, 19, told the Associated Press.
‘So when she got shot she was holding him and she fell on him, so that’s why he broke some of his bones.
‘He pretty much lived because she gave her life.’
Jordan’s husband Andre was also killed in the attack, the family confirmed.
A friend recalled that he had recently turned his life around after struggles with drug dependence and run-ins with the law.
The friend, Koteiba “Koti” Azzam said: ‘I love the guy. He had the character and the charisma..
Azzam said Anchondo had started a business in El Paso, building things from granite and stone, and made it successful through hard work.
He also was on the verge of completing a home he was building for his family.
In addition to their two-month-old son, the couple also share two daughters.
Jordan and Andre Anchondo were killed as they tried to shield their infant son
Angelina Englisbee, 86
Angie Englisbee, an 86-year-old grandmother, was also killed, relatives told media.
Her son Will Englisbee told CNN that his brother last spoke to their mother by cell phone while she waited in line at Walmart, just minutes before the shooting.
Her granddaughter Mia told the New York Times that Angie had seven children and a son who died in infancy. She raised her children alone after her husband died of a heart attack.
Mia said: ‘She was a very strong person, very blunt. It feels like hell — it doesn’t feel real.’
Angie Englisbee, an 86-year-old grandmother, was also killed
Javier Rodriguez, 15
Javier Rodriguez, 15, was identified by his aunt, Elvira Rodriguez.
She shared a photo of the boy on Facebook asking for any information about her nephew, only to follow it up two hours later with a confirmation of his death.
‘Thank you to everybody who helped us search for my nephew. We found him,’ she wrote.
‘I just don’t get why ? I know I’ll never have answers. I’m so confused, hurt, mad!!!!! May you Rest In Peace baby boy!!! We love you so much baby!!!!!’
A relative shared this image of Javier Rodriguez after the shooting asking if anyone had seen him
Leonardo Campos Jr and Maribel Hernandez
Leonardo Campos Jr and his wife Maribel Hernandez were among those killed in the attack, the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district said.
A statement to the Monitor said: ‘The PSJA Family is sad to hear reports of the loss of one of our own, PSJA High School Class of 1996 Alum Leonardo Campos Jr during yesterday’s tragic shooting in El Paso’.
A friend posted on Facebook: ‘Leo, you were a great friend and always with a big heart. We are going to miss you brother.’
Hernandez’s brother told KFOX14 they dropped off their dog at a groomer and then went shopping.
He said he knew something was wrong when the groomer called and said the dog was never picked up.
A family member tracked the GPS on the couple’s vehicle and saw it was in the Walmart parking lot.
Police confirmed that both Hernandez and Campos had died.
Leonardo Campos Jr and his wife Maribel Hernandez were among those killed
A friend posted on Facebook: ‘Leo, you were a great friend and always with a big heart. We are going to miss you brother’
Sara Esther Regalado and Adolfo Cerros Hernández
The children of Sara and Adolfo announced on Facebook that their parents had been killed in the attack.
The children of Sara and Adolfo announced on Facebook that their parents had been killed
Gloria Irma Márquez
The family of Gloria Irma Marquez confirmed online that she had been killed.
They wrote online: ‘Gloria was a dedicated mother, grandmother and friend.’
Gloria Irma Marquez was a mother and grand mother
Jorge Calvillo García
Jorge Calvillo, of Torreón, Mexico, was one of the first people killed in the shooting when Crusius opened fire on a group of people raising money for his granddaughter Emily’s soccer team.
Calvillo’s nephew Raul Ortega said the grandfather jumped in to shield the young girls from the bullets when he was shot.
His son Luis Calvillo, Emily’s father and coach of the soccer team, was also shot and left in a critical condition.
Jorge Zermeño Infante, the mayor of Jorge Calvillo’s hometown Torreón, confirmed his death, writing on Facebook: ‘God comfort his family and friends, as well as all those affected with this event.’
Jorge Calvillo (left) was one of the first people killed in the shooting when Crusius opened fire on a group of people raising money for his granddaughter Emily’s soccer team
María Eugenia Legarreta Rothe
María Eugenia Legarreta Rothe, originally from Chihuahua, was confirmed killed by her sister, who wrote online: ‘It’s something I can’t assimilate’.
María had reportedly gone to El Paso to pick her daughter up from the airport, but had stopped at Walmart to do some shopping first.
María Eugenia Legarreta Rothe was confirmed killed by her sister
Ivan Filiberto Manzano
Ivan Filiberto Manzano, of Ciudad Juarez, was confirmed killed by by Mexican authorities.
He had two children, aged five and nine.
Ivan Filiberto Manzano was a father of two
Elsa Mendoza de la Mora
Elsa Mendoza de la Mora, of the city of Yepomera, was a teacher and principal of Jaime Torres Bodet Elementary School.
She had gone into the Walmart to buy some items, while her husband and son waited in the car, her family told Mexican newspaper Milenio .
Former students described her as ‘an excellent teacher loved by all’.
Elsa Mendoza de la Mora was among those killed, it was confirmed