Dark Knight Shooting and Men who Protect
Men are called to protect women. Not abuse, not abuse and not manipulate. With the recent shooting at Colorado during the premiere night of Dark Knight Rises, stories are now circulating that three of the men who died protected their woman during the shooting.
they all died shielding their girlfriends from bullets.
Jon Blunk had served in the Navy and was planning to re-enlist. On Friday, the 26-year-old took his girlfriend, Jansen Young, to see the “Dark Knight” — when the assault began, Young says he saved her life. “Jon just took a bullet for me,” Young said in an interview on “Today”. “He knew and threw me on the ground, and was like, ‘We have to get down and stay down.'”
While Holmes walked up and down the aisles shooting, Young says her boyfriend was a constant presence, pushing her further under the seats and out of the line of fire. Finally, as the shots slowed, she crawled out and attempted to pull up Blunk by the shoulder, but he didn’t move.
“I guess I didn’t really know he had passed, up until I started shaking him and saying, ‘Jon, Jon, we have to go… It’s time for us to get out of here,’ ” she told the Denver Post.
Reached for comment by the NY Daily News, Young’s mother described Blunk as “loving, the kind of guy you want your daughter to be with.”
In another part of the theater, 27-year-old Matt McQuinn was also shielding his girlfriend, Samantha Yowler, 26. “When the gunman started shooting, Matt and [her brother] Nick … pulled Samantha to the ground and shielded her,” Rob Scott, an attorney representing the McQuinn and Yowler families, told USA Today.
Samantha suffered a bullet wound to the leg and is recovering, reports the Dayton Daily News. McQuinn, putting himself in danger to save his girlfriend, died at the theater after having been hit three times. Nick Yowler, her brother, was uninjured.
Similarly, Alex Teves, 24, shielded his girlfriend Amanda Lindgren when the gunman unleashed a barrage of bullets. “He was gonna hit the floor himself, but he never made it,” his aunt, Barbara Slivinske, told the NY Daily News.
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