‘I’m so glad I was sitting with him’: Sobbing San Bernardino survivor recounts being saved by colleague who died – and vows to name her first child after him

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Shannon Johnson, 45, was one of the 14 people who perished in the shooting rampage last Wednesday, but not before shielding his colleague Denie Peraza, 27, from a barrage of bullets. a tearful Peraza, who suffered a gunshot wound to the side, recounted Tuesday how Johnson held her close and told her,’ I got you,’ as she struggled to stay quiet and play dead.

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5 thoughts on “‘I’m so glad I was sitting with him’: Sobbing San Bernardino survivor recounts being saved by colleague who died – and vows to name her first child after him

  1. V.E.G. December 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Shannon Hilliard Johnson was a direct descendant of the American Revolution and the Confederate Veterans. His grandfather was a 32nd degree Freemason and Shriner. His father was a hero to boot, Robert Franklin Johnson.

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  2. V.E.G. January 7, 2016 at 11:48 pm Reply

    I hope to God I can never see a such a thing again. (Let’s hope not.)

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  3. V.E.G. January 7, 2016 at 11:49 pm Reply

    I am glad she will name the first child, Shannon. It does not matter if the child is a boy or a girl, the name Shannon is androgynous. I hope should name the school like Shannon Hilliard Johnson Elementary School and the club like the Knights of Shannon Hilliard Johnson.

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  4. V.E.G. May 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm Reply

    Robert Franklin Johnson and Shannon Hilliard Johnson was raised his stepfather, Albert E. Pollard, due to Robert and Shannon’s biological father’s death. Just like Charles Ennis raised David and Duane Griffis and Fred Siebott raised the Hamiltons like their own.

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