A 20-year-old security guard who died trying to save others during a shooting last Saturday at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, is being remembered for his bravery.
Christian LaCour, a mall guard, was among the eight victims slaughtered in the Allen Premium Outlets shooting.
Those who knew LaCour were unsurprised to hear reports of his heroic efforts trying to save others before being shot and killed, citing past examples of the young man's endeavors to serve with kindness, KDFW-TV reported.
Lacour is being credited with giving his life for others, with Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey publicly praising the late security guard.
"We also must acknowledge the bravery of Allied security guard Christian LaCour, who evacuated one individual to safety and was shot while courageously remaining to help others," Harvey said.
And store manager Andria Gaither, who shared a past example of LaCour kindly offering to walk her to her vehicle after hours, told KDFW-TV she believes LaCour's actions during the shooting were heroic.
"I really think that he died being a protector for the people working here and the people shopping out here," Gaither said. "He was brave. That's undoubted."
She added, "I think that he 100% should be remembered as a hero, because that's what he was."
LaCour's family has also spoken out in heartbreak over the tragic loss.
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