Hero Argentinian father is shot lifeless attempting to wrestle gun from robber as he labored double shift at a retailer to lift money for Down’s syndrome daughter’s celebration
- Juan Manuel Garcia had been working a double shift at retailer in Pilar, Argentina
- The 52-year-old had been working to lift cash to throw a fifteenth celebration for his disabled daughter Vicky
- However an armed robber entered retailer and Juan tried to wrestle gun from attacker
- The robber overpowered Juan and fatally shot the father-of-one within the abdomen
A hero Argentinian father was shot and killed after he tried to wrestle a gun from a robber while he labored a double shift at a grocery retailer.
Juan Manuel Garcia, 52, had been tirelessly working to scrape collectively sufficient cash to throw a fifteenth celebration for his disabled daughter Vicky who has Down’s Syndrome.
However throughout his double shift on the native grocery retailer within the Argentinian metropolis of Pilar on 28 February, an armed robber entered the constructing.
Juan tried to cease the robber by attempting to wrestle the gun from his hand.
However the attacker was in a position to overpower the father-of-one and shot him fatally within the abdomen.
Juan Manuel Garcia, 52, (proper) was shot and killed whereas he labored a double shift at a retailer in Pilar, Argentina, to lift cash to throw a fifteenth celebration for his disabled daughter Vicky who suffers from Downs Syndrome (left)
Native police have since arrested Elias Alejandro Aguirre, 24, as the primary suspect for the capturing. He’s presently detained and awaiting trial accused of murder throughout an armed theft.
Juan, the daddy of 14-year-old Vicky, was working a double shift with the intention of spending the additional cash on his daughter’s upcoming birthday on 18 July.
His life lengthy good friend Juan Arquiel informed the native information outlet Clarin: ‘When he discovered about his daughter’s situation it hit him laborious however since then he has all the time pushed on and performed proper by his daughter.’
Juan was extraordinarily near Vicky and the pair spent all their free time collectively often heading into the countryside for weekend journeys and practising varied sports activities collectively, in response to native media.
Juan was higher identified in his neighbourhood as ‘El Gallego’ and was reportedly well-known and revered by many locals.
The tragic incident went viral on Twitter after the hashtag ‘#ElSueñodeVicky’ (Vicky’s dream) was posted by customers.
The tweets led to a fundraising marketing campaign with the target of paying for Vicky’s dream celebration and has thus far raised $11,000 (£7,900).
Twitter Consumer Gordo Monstruo began the marketing campaign by tweeting: ‘He was Juan Manuel Garcia, a working-class father who labored 3 jobs to help his household.
‘His 14-year outdated daughter Vicky suffers from down syndrome.
‘Juan lived for her and was doing every thing he presumably might to fulfil her dream of getting a fifteenth celebration.’
Juan (left), the daddy of 14-year-old Vicky (proper), was working a double shift with the intention of spending the additional cash on his daughter’s upcoming birthday on 18 July
Eugenia Rolon, Vicky’s cousin, who helped run the marketing campaign tweeted: ‘Thanks to everybody who has donated from 50 peso to twenty,000 peso, each peso will go to Vicky, to fulfil her dream and to purchase her no matter she desires. Thanks. #ElSueñoDeVicky (Vicky’s dream) will come true’.
Presents from Netizens went past simply donations with one consumer providing his companies as a driver. He wrote: ‘I’ll ensure that every thing occurs on time driving Vicky and her mom to and from the get together.’
The net marketing campaign has branched out and now hopes to understand one other one in every of Vicky’s desires which is to satisfy the world-famous Argentinian soccer participant Carlos Tevez.
The demise of Manuel purchased the area people out into the streets demanding justice and improved safety within the neighborhood of the capturing.
Vivian, the sufferer’s sister, mentioned: ‘My brother was crucial to me. Everybody liked him. He lived and labored for his daughter’