PSJA alum, wife killed in El Paso shooting

7:10 p.m. update

The Pharr-San Juan -Alamo Independent School District confirmed the deaths via a news release.

“The PSJA Family is sad to hear reports of the loss of one of our own, PSJA High School Class of 1996 Alum Leonardo Campos, Jr., during yesterday’s tragic shooting in El Paso,” the release sent Sunday stated. “Reports indicate his wife was also a victim.”

School Board President Jesse Zambrano extended his condolences via the release.

“This is a devastating time for our state and nation, and our PSJA Family, especially our Bears,” Zambrano said. “Leo was a great athlete during his time at Bears, the goalie for the soccer team and the kicker for the football team. He was well liked and a role model to athletes like me that looked up to him. We pray for him, his wife and his entire family.”

6:45 p.m.


Friends and family of a Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district alum and his wife killed during Saturday’s massacre in El Paso are mourning their death, according to several social media posts. 

The PSJA American Federation of Teachers (AFT) extended their condolences via a Facebook post Sunday. 

“One of PSJA’s Alumni life was taken by yesterday’s tragedy in El Paso,” the post stated. “We would like to express our sincere condolences for his family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Leo Campos.

Zonia Castillo, PSJA AFT Vice President, said a PSJA AFT member saw the news on social media, and she confirmed it with a PSJA school board member, though she did not provide the official’s name. 

Ace Asael Alanis, a friend of Campos, also posted his condolences via Facebook. 

“Friends and family I would like to share that my friend Leo Campos was a victim of yesterday’s El Paso shooting, let’s send prayers to his siblings,” he said. “Leo, you were a great friend and always with a big heart. We are going to miss you brother. All the baseball memories we shared and now you’re with the Lord in heaven. Nos vemos en el otro lado amigo.”

When reached via social media, Alanis said Campos’ wife, Maribel, had also been killed in the shooting and that the couple had children.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.