Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo: A Tribute to the Orlando Shooting Victim

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20-year-old Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo has been identified as one of the youngest victims in the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning.

Here’s what you need to know.


1. He was a Dancer

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Ocasio-Capo’s Facebook page, which is memorialized under the name Omar Capo, says that he became a dancer in January 2003.

The Orlando Sentinel spoke with Capo’s friend, Daniel Suarez-Ortiz, who said Capo moved to Orlando to pursue acting and dancing.


2. He Worked at a Starbucks in a Target Store

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Capo worked as a barista as he pursued his love for acting and dancing. His cousin, Leonarda Flores, 27, told Fusion, “He was just basically blooming, just becoming a man basically. He wasn’t fully an adult.” She added on that her cousin had faced homophobia in the past.

…he did not care, he loved himself and he loved others. He was very open, he lived who he was. He knew he was beautiful, he knew it and he flaunted it.


3. There Is a Snapchat Video of him Dancing at 12:30 am The Night of the Attacks

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Friends received a Snapchat video of Capo dancing before the gunman opened fire in Pulse nightclub. The Orlando Sentinel writes,

The last image friends have of Omar Capo shows the 20-year-old doing what he loves : Dancing. The Snapchat video, taken about 12:30 a.m. in a dark club, captures Capo jumping around with friends to blaring, Hispanic music.


4. He Is One of the Youngest Victims in the Attacks

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Capo was just 20 years old. He was the third victim identified by the City of Orlando, and one of the youngest people killed.

On Sunday, one of Capo’s co-workers at Target went to Facebook to share her experience working with him.

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5. He Grew Up in Nashville

In 2015, after the massacre at Bataclan nightclub in Paris, Capo posted a profile picture with the French flag filter to honor the victims.