One of the heroes of the Dark Knight mass shooting, a 24-year-old man who threw himself on top of his girlfriend when the shooting began, lived in Verona until he was 13.
Alex Teves lived in Verona until 11 years ago when his father got a job transfer to the Phoenix area, according to Sunday’s New York Post.
News of his bravery and sacrifice emerged over the weekend as more information about those who died was released following the Aurora, Colo. theater shooting.
Twelve people were killed and 59 injured in the incident.
Teves was with his girlfriend Amanda Lindgren when the shooting began and he threw himself on top of her when gunman James Holmes opened fire during the premiere of the latest Batman film.
Neighbors and relatives told the Star-Ledger that Teves was a respectful and caring person.