According to reports, Joe Garcia, the husband of one of two teachers, Irma Garcia, shot and killed in Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, TX, has died from a heart attack.
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Houston reporter Matthew Seedorff tweeted that the couple’s family confirmed his unfortunate passing.
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
A family member John Martinez also tweeted:
EXTREMELY heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma’s husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief
I truly am at a loss for words for how we are all feeling, PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY, God have mercy on us, this isn’t easy.
The couple was married for 24 years and leaves behind four children.
On Tuesday, President Biden addressed the nation about the horrific incident. He asked:
When, in God’s name, are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When, in God’s name, will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?
Full of emotion, Biden said he was “sick and tired,” of the violence, and he posed another question:
How many scores of little children … witnessed what happened — see their friends die, as if they’re on a battlefield, for God’s sake?
Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles worked together and reportedly died shielding their students from 18-year-old Salvador Ramos.
The gunman is accused of killing 19 kids and two adults, according to CNN. He was shot and killed by police.
Roomies, please keep this family in your prayers.