Aurora Massacre: The Victims' Stories

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

Credit: Courtesy McQuinn and Yowler Family

Updated: Wednesday Jul 25, 2012 | 06:00 AM EDT

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.

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