El Paso mass shooting victim dies almost 9 months after attack
She added that when the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing orders pass they will have a proper memorial and mass where the community could pay their respects “to an El Paso warrior!”
“His courage, his strength and his story have touched many lives, including those of our caregivers, who tirelessly fought with him and for him every step of the way,” Shimp added. “We are grieving with his family and with our community.”
The suspect, Patrick Crusius, 21, remains in jail awaiting trial. State prosecutors have charged him with murder and are pursuing the death penalty.
Police said they arrested Crusius near the shooting after he surrendered to officers, telling them he was targeting “Mexicans.”
The Garcia family joined a number of victims who sued the Walmart over lack of security on the shopping day that saw roughly 3,000 people in the store.
The Walmart reopened in November.
The Associated Press contributed to this report