Jonathan Murphy who was murdered after intervening during an attempted robbery by two men should be hailed as a hero. He was an everyday person attempting to keep others from getting hurt. In all likelihood his actions kept one or more of the store's clerks from being shot by the robbers.
As a private citizen, he choose to intervene with an armed robbery, to help the innocents people around him. The mall shooting was a sad event for all those involved because it was a theft gone wrong. The private citizen was a hero for trying to do the right thing and protect those in the jewelry store.
The man is considered a hero because he did put the life of others before his, something that is very rare, and who knows maybe had he not done that a lot of live would have been lost. His life is a sacrifice, he died that many may live. He is a hero.
The individual named Jonathan Murphy stopped and robbery. He paid for it with his life. He should be considered a hero because he prevented criminals from robbing a store and help keep society safe. He was described as a family man. He should be remembered for his courageous behavior. His actions help keep people safe and lead to the arrest of dangerous criminals.
Superman's a hero, even god damn aquaman is a hero, can talk to the fishes and shit, all he was is just a guy with a gun, nothing more, nothing less.
Hey who knows if people would have even died if he didn't start shooting? They were robbing a store not planning mass murder so maybe he actually caused those deaths you don't know.