The husband of a teacher, who was killed in the Texas school shooting, passed away two days after her death.
According to FOX26 journalist Matthew Seedorff, Joe Garcia’s wife Irma Garcia was protecting a fourth-grade class of an elementary school in Uvalde city when she was killed.
BREAKING: Family members tell me Joe Garcia, the husband of Uvalde teacher Irma Garcia, just died of a heart attack. The couple had been married 24 years and has 4 children. Irma was shot and killed Tuesday trying to protect her 4th grade class. #breaking #Uvalde pic.twitter.com/X9CrD3ppXS
— Matthew Seedorff (@MattSeedorff) May 26, 2022
He tweeted the deceased’s family told him that Joe passed away due to a heart attack. The deceased couple was married for 24 years and is survived by four children.
A teenage gunman murdered at least 19 children and two teachers after storming into the elementary school on Tuesday, the latest bout of gun-fueled mass killing in the United States and the nation’s worst school shooting in nearly a decade.
The 19 children and two teachers massacred in the school were in a single classroom where the gunman barricaded himself.
The carnage began with the 18-year-old suspect, identified as Salvador Ramos, shooting his own grandmother, who survived, authorities said.
He fled that scene and crashed his car near the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a town about 80 miles (130 km) west of San Antonio. There he launched a bloody rampage that ended when he was killed, apparently shot by police.