Matt McQuinn Is A Hero In The Dark Knight Rises Massacre

James Holmes, the suspect of the Aurora, Colorado shooting, will go down in history as one of the most sadistic criminals of all time.  One of the most touching stories I have read is about Matt McQuinn.  McQuinn prevented his girlfriend from becoming a victim of shooter by standing in front of her and taking the bullets instead.  McQuinn and his girlfriend Samantha Yowler met in Springfield, Ohio when they worked at a Target together.  They both transferred to another Target in Denver, Colorado last November according to NY Daily.

McQuinn, Samantha, and Samantha’s brother Nick Yowler went to The Dark Knight Rises premiere together in Aurora.  The 27-year-old McQuinn was confirmed as one of the victims late last night.  When Holmes opened fire, Nick Yowler and Matt McQuinn both stood in front of Samantha in order to shield her from the gunfire.  Samantha took a bullet in the leg, but survived.  Nick Yowler also survived with injuries.

“He was a great outgoing person,” said one of their co-workers at Target.  “We lost a great person and we still can’t picture or realize that he’s gone.”

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Matt McQuinn Is A Hero In The Dark Knight Rises Massacre Comments

  1. paul says:

    Great person, not like the coward who murdered him. The coward needs to get the death penalty and it must be swiftly carried out soon after. And to the parents who raised this coward, you are so selfish when you worry about your little evil boy possibly getting the death penalty, please be quite!

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