Mom says dying son saved her life after ex-husband shot them
RICHMOND, Va. — Months after a woman’s ex-husband critically shot her and killed their son, she is speaking about the experience and described how her son saved her life.
Keisha Valentine told WWBT: “The gun went ‘boom, boom, boom, boom, boom’ I collapsed in my room, I shut the door behind me and I fell and hit the ground. I said, ‘I’m gonna die on this floor.'”
She worried about her son 15-year-old Earl Valentine III, and then she heard him calling 911, saying his dad shot his mom.
When police arrived and checked on Earl, who had been shot, Keisha heard him say, “Don’t worry about me, save my momma, don’t worry about me.”
Keisha was able to make it to the hospital in time for doctors to save her life, thanks to Earl’s 911 call.
Sadly, the 15-year-old didn’t make it.
Earl Valentine Jr. confessed to the shooting in a Facebook Live video and was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Keisha is left with grief over the loss of her son, but his lifesaving action carries her forward.
“I have to keep pushing myself on otherwise my son would’ve saved my life for nothing.”