7th West Texas death identified; 'truck driver in heaven'

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Relatives say a 35-year-old trucker who was among the seven people killed by a gunman in West Texas was returning home to his family when he was shot. Raul Garcia of El Paso, Texas, was identified by authorities in Odessa, Texas. His wife, Perla Garcia, says her son reassured her that Garcia will “be a truck driver in heaven.” He had four children.

Police say Seth Aaron Ator killed Garcia and six others on Saturday after the 36-year-old was fired by his employer, Journey Oilfield Services. Ator fired at random as he drove in the area of Odessa and Midland, two cities more than 300 miles (480 kilometres) west of Dallas. Luis Garcia tells KVIA-TV that his brother “would be there for everybody.”

Ator was killed by police.

The Associated Press

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