She Was Shot In Dallas, But It Didn't Stop Her From Protecting Her Son Any Way She Could

What moms do best.

A 37-year-old mother who shielded her son with her body during a deadly shooting at an anti-police brutality protest in Dallas is being hailed as a hero for her courageous act.


Garland, Texas resident Shetamia Taylor and her four teenage sons attended the peaceful demonstration to protest the two most recent shootings of black men. As they were leaving the rally, Taylor reportedly heard the first gunshots from snipers.

With the bullets raining down, Taylor’s parental instinct to protect her children kicked in — even after she was shot in the leg.

"They all began to run, scatter and she said as she started to run she caught a bullet in the back of her right leg," Taylor's sister, Theresa Williams, said, according to The Mirror. "She immediately jumped on top of one of her boys, the 15-year-old, she jumped on top to cover him on the ground as she pushed him in between two cars and the curb."

Taylor remained on the ground to shield her son until police rescued them five minutes later. She was one of two civilians reportedly injured during the shooting.

In the midst of the chaos, three of her sons were separated from her, but they are all together now with their mom. Taylor underwent surgery on Friday morning and she is expected to make a full recovery.

Despite being shot — and praised for her courage — Williams said that her sister only has one thing on her mind.

"She's not so much worried about the gunshot wound she has on her leg," Williams told ABC's Dallas affiliate WFAA

"We're watching the news in the hospital room, and all she can do is say, 'Lord, be with those families of those police officers.' And that's what she kept repeating."

A Plus reached out to Williams for an update about her sister's recovery.


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