EL PASO (CBSDFW.COM) – Authorities have identified a mystery man who was seen on surveillance video saving a baby during last year’s mass shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people.
El Paso police confirmed that Lazaro Ponce is the man seen in the footage.READ MORE: Plano Superintendent Sara Bonser Announces Plans To Retire
Ponce told the El Paso Times that he and his wife were homeless and living at a makeshift camp near the Walmart at the time of the shooting.
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We believe this HERO helped save several lives including an infant. https://t.co/iY8pVtQKv2
— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) August 15, 2019
Ponce told the newspaper that he helped the baby, a man in a wheelchair and an elderly woman who were shot.
He said he’s now living and working in Memphis, Tennessee.MORE NEWS: Plano Judge Orders Elmer Stewart Rhodes Remain Detained Pending Trial
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