Heroic Texas mom took a bullet to save her son as snipers opened fire on Dallas police — and then prayed for the slain officers’ families from her hospital bed.
Shetamia Taylor, 37, was shot in the right calf Thursday night when she acted as a human shield for her 15-year-old boy during the ambush that killed five Dallas officers.
“She jumped on top to cover him on the ground as she pushed him between two cars in the curb,” said her sister, Theresa Williams, to WFAA-TV. “All she could think about was her three other boys — where are they at?”
Taylor brought her four sons, ages 12 to 17, to protest the fatal police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.
When the shooting began, she instinctively protected the 15-year-old. The terrified teen was brought with his mother to a local hospital where Taylor was undergoing surgery.
The youth “was covered in his mom’s blood, scared,” Williams told Fox4 News. “All he could do was run up and hug our necks.”
Shetamia Taylor’s bandaged leg after she was shot in the right calf.
Williams said her sister’s biggest concern was the law enforcers killed in the ambush.
She’s not so much worried about the gunshot wound she has on her leg,” said Williams. “We’re watching the news in the hospital room, and all she can do is say, ‘Lord, be with those families of the police officers.’ And that’s what she kept repeating.”
She was one of two civilians wounded during the deadly shooting spree.