A 16 year old helping his family. A mentor and father of two. Mother planning a wedding. A happy man a longtime employee. Friends and family tell some of the six people killed in a officials said He bought earlier in the day and apparently turned himself in.in Chesapeake, Virginia, when a manager on Tuesday night
the officers free The names of the 16-year-old victim who died on Friday morning. The five adult victims were identified late Wednesday.
Here are some details about the missing:
Family and friends dressed in white honored 16-year-old Chavez-Barron in a Walmart parking lot Thursday night. His friends told The Virginian-Pilot that it was hard to believe he was gone.
Family friend Rosie Perez told The New York Times that the teen attended a local high school while working nights at Walmart to help support her family.
“He wanted to help out a little bit,” Perez said. “He was a very nice kid.”
Pyle, 52, was remembered as a generous and kind person, a single mother with plans to marry in the near future.
“We love him,” said Gwendolyn Bowe Baker Spencer. “She was going to marry my son the next year. She was a terrific, kind person – yes she was.”
Spencer said Pyle had adult children in Kentucky who would travel to Virginia in the wake of the tragedy.
Pyle moved back to her native Norfolk in May after graduating from high school and recently got a job at Walmart, her cousin, Billie Pyle-Gibson, told The Washington Post. He remembered Pyle’s sarcastic sense of humor and called him his best friend.
“We grew up in a crazy family, and we understand each other,” he said. “I don’t remember life without him.”
Pendleton, 38, made sure to be punctual. Although his shift as a custodian began at 10:30 p.m., he was in the break room when the shooting began after 10 p.m., according to his mother, Michelle Johnson.
“He always came to work early, so he was on time for work,” she told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “He liked his co-workers.”
Pendleton recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary working at the store.
His mother said he had no problems at work, except with Andre Bing, a supervisor who was identified as the gunman.
“He just doesn’t like my son,” Johnson said. “He used to tell me that he (the gunman) would give him a hard time.”
Pendleton was born with a congenital brain disorder and grew up in Chesapeake, her mother said.
“He called me yesterday before he went to work,” Johnson said. “I always tell him to call me when he gets off work.”
As she was getting ready for bed, Johnson received a call from a family friend that there was a shooting at Walmart.
“Brian was a happy man. Brian loved family. Brian loved friends. He loved to tell jokes,” his mother said. “We’re going to miss him.”
The Washington Post reported that Gamble, 43, was an overnight shift custodian and had worked at Walmart for 15 years.
His parents, Linda and Alonzo Gamble, said they enjoy spending time with their two sons.
Linda Gamble said, “He just kept being himself and doing his job.” “He was the quietest person in the family.”
His mother said that Gamble enjoyed going to his 19-year-old’s football matches and cheering for the Washington Commanders NFL team.
She posted on Facebook that she was having trouble saying goodbye.
She wrote, “Missing my baby right now, life is not the same without my son.”
Blevins, 70, was a Norfolk Admirals hockey fan and enjoyed photography and coin collecting, daughter Cassandra Yates told The New York Times.
She said, “He never missed a day of work.” “He loved his family and was supportive of everyone.”
Blevins was a longtime member of the store’s team that set prices and arranged merchandise. Former co-worker Shaundraea Reese, who said she worked at the store between 2015 and 2018, referred to Blevins affectionately as “Mr. Randy.”
She said that the overnight crew at the store was “a family” and that the employees depended on each other.
Theodore Johnson, 41, told The New York Times that his cousin lived with his mother.
“She was young and wanted to earn her own money,” he said.
When Johnson, 22, attended West Branch High School, Kasheba Cannon taught the student with college dreams and a supportive family, Cannon told The Washington Post.
“Education was at the forefront. Her family did whatever they had to make sure that,” Cannon said.
Johnson was willing to work to better herself, but she was also cheerful, helping younger students and “galling” with everyone she met at Canon’s Blessed tutoring services, she said. Johnson had a sense of style and love for music and dance.
“She was that kid. When she came in for tutoring, she was very well prepared,” Cannon said. “Tyneka was a light in a dim room.”
A makeshift memorial for Johnson was placed in a grassy area outside the Walmart, bearing the words “Our hearts are with you” and a basket of flowers.
The commemoration consisted of a group of blue, white and gold balloons tied to a tree with a yellow line of police tape.