Matt McQuinn Is A Hero In The Dark Knight Rises Massacre

Posted Jul 21, 2012

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.?