Alex Torres was shot and killed January 13 when he went to answer a knock at the front door of his grandparents home in Corpus Christi. The family allowed my presence at both the funeral service and burial. There was an overwhelming amount of grief and agony in the air the entire day, and though I have covered a couple of tragic funerals in the past, none were quite as emotional as this.
During these sorts of assignments I try my hardest to keep my frame count low and shoot only when I think I need to shoot, and that is always a fine line a photojournalist must walk.
No suspects have been arrested in the death of Alex Torres.