Police think that Javier was struck by a falling bullet from celebratory gunfire. They say the shot could have been fired up to a mile away. Police are trying to determine who fired the shot.
In addition to his wife Javier is survived by three children.
Other reports of damage from celebratory gunfire on New Year's Eve include a woman in Tampa, FL who was hit in the leg by a stray bullet while waiting for a fireworks display, a woman in Atlanta, Georgia who was shot when a bullet came through the ceiling of her home, and a man in St. Louis, Missouri who was grazed by a bullet that come through his wall.