3 men die shielding girlfriends in Colo. massacre
All three died Friday morning from gunshots they took while covering their girlfriends in the theatre
AURORA, Colo. — As James Holmes unleashed a hail of gunfire in a crowded Aurora, Colo., movie theater, three men made a final act of sacrifice as they shielded their girlfriends from the horror and gave their lives to save others.
Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves all died Friday morning from gunshots they took while covering their girlfriends in the theatre. Their girlfriends, family members and loved ones remember them for their bravery, humor and passion.
“He’s a hero, and he’ll never be forgotten,” a tearful Jansen Young told the New York Daily News of Blunk. “Jon took a bullet for me.”