Alex Sullivan turned 27 Friday, the same day he was gunned down in a packed theater. Sullivan was among 11 others killed.
Sullivan's father was photographed holding a photo of his son, trying to find answers. The family released a statement shortly after they were officially notified of Alex's death:
"The Sullivan family lost a cherished member of their family today. Alex was smart, funny, and above all loved dearly by his friends and family. Today was his 27th birthday."