A grandfather who shielded his wife and nine-year-old granddaughter from a hail of bullets has been named as one of the 20 victims of Saturday's shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, along with an Army veteran, a 15-year-old boy and a hero mother.
A gunman, identified by police as Patrick Crusius, opened fire on the crowded store in what authorities are calling an act of domestic terrorism.
Witnesses said the shooter showed 'no remorse' as he unleashed a spray of bullets on the super-store at the Cielo Vista Mall, a popular shopping destination for people both sides of the US-Mexico border.
Less than 20 minutes before the shooting, Crusius allegedly uploaded a twisted and seething anti-immigrant manifesto to an online forum outlining his sickening motives and revealing that he intended to target Hispanics.
At least 20 people were killed and 26 more were injured before Crusius was arrested.
Mexican authorities confirmed that seven Mexican nationals were among those killed.
David Johnson, 63, was killed while protecting his wife and nine-year-old granddaughter from gunfire, according to family members.
Johnson's family got separated from him during the rampage and was initially told that he was receiving medical attention.
When they arrived at the hospital they learned that the person identified as David Johnson was not their loved one, and their search for him continued.
On Sunday the family received confirmation that he was killed.
His wife and granddaughter both returned home safely thanks to his heroic actions.
David Johnson, 63, was killed while protecting his wife and nine-year-old granddaughter from gunfire during the shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday afternoon
US Army veteran Arturo Benavides, 60, had been shopping with his wife when gunfire erupted. She managed to escape, but her husband did not.
Several family members posted to social media over Saturday and Sunday looking for information about the man they knew as 'Turi'. They were heartbroken to learn that he was among the victims.
Benavides' niece, Jacklin Luna, described her uncle as 'a strong-willed, caring, giving, and special person' who well known in the community in the years he spent as a Sun Metro bus driver.
'He was the person to always give a helping hand, a home to stay, and a meal,' Luna told Buzzfeed of her uncle on Sunday.
'He loved each and every one of us in our own ways. Loved oldies on a Sunday morning, sitting out on his chair in the front porch with his dog Milo at his feet.'
Arturo Benavides, 60, has been identified as one of the 20 people killed in Saturday's shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas
Benavides' niece, Jacklin Luna (above together), described her uncle as 'a strong-willed, caring, giving, and special person' who well known in the community in the years he spent as a Sun Metro bus driver
Hero mom Jordan Anchondo, 25, was killed while shielding her two-month-old son from bullets.
She was shopping for back-to-school supplies when the attack happened.
Anchondo's heartbroken sister Leta Jamrowski said the mother-of-three fell on top of the infant as she was shot. The boy suffered broken bones and is being treated in a hospital.
'From the baby's injuries, they said that more than likely my sister was trying to shield him,' Jamrowski, 19, told the Associated Press.
'So when she got shot she was holding him and she fell on him, so that's why he broke some of his bones.
'He pretty much lived because she gave her life.'
Jordan's husband Andre was also killed in the attack, the family confirmed Sunday.
A friend recalled that he had recently turned his life around after struggles with drug dependence and run-ins with the law.
The friend, Koteiba "Koti" Azzam said: 'I love the guy. He had the character and the charisma..
Azzam said Anchondo had started a business in El Paso, building things from granite and stone, and made it successful through hard work.
He also was on the verge of completing a home he was building for his family.
In addition to their two-month-old son, the couple also share two daughters.
Jordan Anchondo, 25, was shot dead while shielding her two-month-old son (above together) from gunfire during the massacre
Anchondo's heartbroken sister Leta Jamrowski revealed she was among the 20 people killed. The 25-year-old victim is seen left and right in photos posted to social media
Jordan's husband Andre Anchondo (right) was also among the dead
Jordan and Andre Anchondo are seen in a wedding photo from a year ago
Andre Anchondo (above with his two daughters) is still missing as of Sunday afternoon
Angie Englisbee, an 86-year-old grandmother, was also killed, relatives told media.
Her son Will Englisbee told CNN that his brother last spoke to their mother by cell phone while she waited in line at