This black woman who survived the Dallas shooting that left 5 police officers dead just made a statement that left everyone speechless.
Shetamia Taylor, the 37-year-old woman who helped protect her four sons from bullets during an ambush-style shooting on police at a protest march in Dallas, broke down into tears today as she told the story of how she survived the carnage of that night.
Taylor said she heard two gunshots when the shooting began Thursday night, and then saw an officer fall to the ground.
“He said, ‘He has a gun, run,'” Taylor recalled, before choking up with tears.
“I was running behind them and I felt the bullet in the back of my leg,” she said, pausing to gather her emotions. “My son went to grab me but I was already shot so I grabbed him and lay on top of him. Police asked was anybody hit, because he didn’t know I was shot. I said yes, but not loud enough because I didn’t want my son to hear. The officer got on top of me and covered me and my son. Another cop [was] at my feet and another [stood] by us and they protected us. I saw another officer get shot in front of me.”
“Thank you for being heroes,” she said to police today.
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