“His courage, strength and history touched many lives, including those of our caregivers, who fought tirelessly with him and for him every step of the way. We mourn his family and our community, “said the CEO of the medical center. Said David Shimp.
Garcia and his wife Jessica were at Walmart on August 3 to sell lemonade to raise money for a local soccer team one of their children played for, according to KDBC-TV. Garcia was shot twice in the leg and once in the back while protecting his two children, who were also there. Jessica had been shot three times in both legs; the couple’s children were not hit.
“At 11:22 a.m. last night, we lost a warrior, but we gained an angel,” Jessica said in a statement to KDBC-TV. “He fought long and hard, with the help of all his troops, he won many battles but lost the war. “
“We would like to ask the community to continue raising the memo in prayer and allow us to suffer from this huge loss, we ask for confidentiality during this time,” said Garcia. “When the pandemic and social distancing orders pass, we will have an appropriate memorial and mass, where the community can honor an El Paso warrior!” “
Last year’s attack targeted Latinos in the border town of Texas. The Associated Press reported that a week after the shooting, Jessica got up from her wheelchair to give a speech in front of the county jail where the alleged shooter was held.
“Racism is something I always wanted to think was not there. Obviously this is the case, “she said.
Patrick Crusius, 21, was charged earlier this year with 90 counts under federal hate crime and firearms laws for his role in the shooting authorities. just across the Rio Grande from El Paso.