DALLAS — A 37-year-old woman leaving a Dallas demonstration against excessive force by police was shot in the right leg as she protected her young sons.
Theresa Williams said her sister, Shetamia Taylor, was at the protest with her four sons. When the shooting began, Taylor threw herself over them.
Williams said Taylor’s 15-year-old son, Andrew, was splattered with his mother’s blood. After she fell from the impact of the shot, he ran to her and cradled her neck.
The gunfire left five Dallas officers dead and seven injured, along with Taylor and another civilian. Authorities have said that 25-year-old Micah Johnson, a black man who lived in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, acted alone in the shootings. He was killed by police after a standoff.