Aurora Massacre: The Victims' Stories

Learn about the lives of the 12 people gunned down at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises

Matt McQuinn, 27

Gregarious McQuinn met girlfriend Samantha Yowler at the Ohio Target store where they both worked. When two jobs opened up at a Target store in Denver, where her brother Nick lived, they transferred as a couple. During the massacre, McQuinn and Nick Yowler covered Samantha with their bodies as soon as she was struck in the knee with a bullet. McQuinn was fatally shot. Samantha is expected to make a full recovery; Nick escaped injury.