Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Says A 'Guardian Angel' Police Officer Helped Her Escape

"He was like my guardian angel."

Amidst the chaos of Sunday night's horrific tragedy in Las Vegas, Gail Davis says a police officer helped her escape what is now being called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Davis was one of the concertgoers attending a Jason Aldean show on the strip when shots began to ring out from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street. More than 50 people have been pronounced dead and over 200 are injured.

Davis credits a police officer with helping her and her husband escape to safety.

"That officer was with me," she told CBS News. "He was like my guardian angel, and he never left me."

Davis described a scene to CBS News in which the officer physically covered her up and helped her and her husband navigate through hundreds of panicking people on the famous Las Vegas strip. As the shots got closer to them, her husband, Davis said, was hit with shrapnel from the gunfire. He touched it to her arm so she could feel how warm the lead was.

Eventually, the three of them got to a door they couldn't press through, and the officer knocked it down. He told her to "stay out of the light, just run, just run, keep down, keep down," and Davis and her husband took off.  

The police officer was not the only person praised as a hero in the aftermath of the Last Vegas attack. Las Vegas residents used the hashtag #vegasshooting to offer aid, car rides, and cups of tea to those affected. They also lined up to give blood, starting in the very early hours of the A.M, as the news broke.

Cover image via Shutterstock / Rene Kohut.


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