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The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office has released the names of the dead.

Alexander J. Boik's family said he was a wonderful, handsome and loving, 18-year-old young man. Jonathan T. Blunk was 26. His girlfriend told reporters that Jonathan "took a bullet for me."

Jesse E. Childress was a 29-year-old Air Force reservist, a cybersystems operator. Gordon W. Cowden was 51. His family called him a true Texas gentleman that loved life, and his family.

Jessica N. Ghawi was 24. She was an aspiring sportswriter and blogger. John T. Larimer, U.S. Navy; his commanding officer described him as an outstanding shipmate. He was 27.

Micayla C. Medek was 23. She graduated from William C. Hinkley High School in Aurora. Matthew McQuinn was 27. The New York Times reports that McQuinn threw his body in front of his girlfriend, Samantha Yowler, shielding her from the bullets that killed him.

Veronica Moser-Sullivan was 6, the youngest of those killed in the shooting. Veronica's mother, 25-year-old Ashley Moser, was critically injured. Alex M. Sullivan - he was celebrating his 27th birthday at the movies with friends. Alexander C. Teves - he was 24. He just earned his master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of Denver, in June.

Rebecca Ann Wingo was 32. Her father, Steve Hernandez, posted this on Facebook: "I lost my daughter yesterday to a madman. My grief right now is inconsolable. I love you, my daughter Rebecca. We all will miss you."

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