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

1 year 10 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, September 03 2019 Sep 3, 2019 September 03, 2019 9:31 AM September 03, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

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 kilometers) west of Dallas.

Luis Garcia tells KVIA-TV that his brother "would be there for everybody."

Ator was killed by police.

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