Travell Miller was killed shielding his daughter from gunfire Wednesday on the West Side, family says. He had moved to the neighborhood five days earlier.

Travell Miller’s last act before dying in an ambush on the West Side was shielding his 7-year-old daughter from gunfire and possibly saving her life, his family says.

“He was simply driving his daughter to school. He was talking to his mother [on the phone] as this guy runs up on the car,” Miller’s father Joseph Gilmore said Thursday.