#ShetamiaTaylor, 37-years-old, was shot during the Dallas protest while shielding her sons from the gunfire. Monday, she told Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, about the events of Thursday night’s protest in Dallas, Texas.
Taylor attended the protest that evening with her four sons. Taylor said, “So they could see unity and how we can come together to make a difference.” She says the protest was off to a good start. Unity was exemplified, until the protest began to wind down.
Taylor and her sons were standing at one of the corners where police officers were standing when, the protest took a drastic turn. They began to hear gun shots.
“We all just kind of looked around, officers included, not entirely sure what that was or where it was coming from. Then the second shot rang out, and I heard the officer. He yelled out, He’s got a gun,” Taylor explained.
The mother says there was a “barrage of bullets that sounded like they were coming from everywhere.” With the use of her motherly instinct, and the instinct to survive, all she wanted to do was protect her children, and while doing so was shot in the back of her leg.
“I fell on him, kind of just threw all of my weight on him to get him down into the street,” Taylor says of protecting her son, Andrew.
In a press conference from Baylor Medical Center this week, Taylor thanked cops for protecting her as she protected her children.
“They had no regard for their own life. They stayed there with us. They surrounded my son and I,” she said.