Eddie Justice sent a series of terrified texts to his mother from a bathroom as the gunman made his way through gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando.
His mother searched for him and shared his texts over the following day but his name has now appeared on the list of those killed.
“Mommy I love you”, read the first message Mina Justice received from her son Eddie.
The 30-year-old was one of many held hostage in the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning.
Mina was asleep but was woken by the text. She tried calling her son, but he did not answer, so she texted him instead.
“U ok?” she typed out.
He replied, “Trapp in bathroom” a minute later, before telling her he was at Pulse, asking her to call police.
At 2:49 a.m., she told him the police were there and to let her know when he saw them.
“Hurry,” he wrote. “He’s in the bathroom with us.”
She asked, “Is the man in the bathroom wit u?”
At 2:50 a.m.: “He’s a terror.”
Then, a final text from her son a minute later: “Yes.”