San Bernardino attack survivor says hero co-worker gave his life to save hers

- A victim of the San Bernardino slaughter the FBI is now investigating as an act of terrorism was being remembered Saturday for an incredible act of bravery in the moments before he was killed.

One of the survivors credits Shannon Johnson, 45, with giving his life to save hers after husband and wife killers with assault rifles opened fire on a holiday gathering of government workers, killing 14 people and wounding 21 others.

Denise Peraza, who was shot in the back and is recovering in a hospital, said her heroic co-worker shielded her with his own body when the shooting started, telling her “I got you,” according to WXIA-TV in Georgia.

“Wednesday morning at 10:55 a.m. we were seated next to each other at a table, joking about how we thought the large clock on the wall might be broken because time seemed to be moving so slowly,” she wrote in a tribute to Johnson the station obtained Friday from Peraza’s sister.


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