37-year-old Shetamia Taylor, one of two civilians hit in last night’s Dallas shooting, ended up saving the lives of her children when she threw her own body in front of them, shielding the kids from the spray of gunfire that would kill 5 police officers and wound many others.
Taylor was in attendance after promoting the rally on Facebook with a simple message – “Fight hate with love.”
When shots rang out at the protest, the mother of four took action.
Shetamia Taylor was at the Dallas rally with her four sons, who are between 12 and 17 years old, according to WTSP.
As the shooting broke out, Taylor’s sister says that Taylor and two of her sons were separated in the chaos. They became stuck behind a police barricade where police were exchanging gunfire with the suspect. Exact details are still unclear, but when the shooting began, Taylor threw herself on her sons in order to shield them. At some point 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,” Theresa Williams, Taylor’s sister, said. “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.”
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It’s sad that Taylor had brought her children to the rally to demonstrate how a “peaceful” protest is supposed to work.
According to her sister, the mom brought her kids to “a peaceful rally to show them it’s ok to stand up for who you are and what you believe in and just a simple message, violence doesn’t get you anywhere.”
She added that the message was supposed to be “Come together, be peaceful, communicate with one another.”
Taylor is expected to recover from non-life threatening injuries.
Comment: How sad is it that a mother wanted to show her sons how a peaceful protest works and ends up having to save her own kids from the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11? Share your thoughts on yesterday’s attack on police officers below.
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