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Pregnant woman helps save life of Dallas police officer

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A pregnant woman ran out of her apartment to help save the life of a Dallas police officer last weekend.

Tyhesha Fleming, 16 weeks pregnant with her third child, said she never hesitated to help Officer Josh Burns. Burns was shot three times during a shootout between Dallas police and suspect Rakeem Perkins last Saturday at a northeast Dallas apartment complex.

"I do have partial paramedic skills, so I ran upstairs and grabbed one of my sheer curtains and ran downstairs," Fleming said. Burns was shot in the shoulder, chest and leg.

Fleming used her curtains as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding in Burns' leg. Burns then said his shoulder was hurting.

"He said my shoulder ... I couldn't get through his shirt because it was too tight so the other officer took his knife out cut his shirt when I looked at it I saw that he was gashed and I said I said I'll be right back, I'm going to get another towel," Fleming said.

Burns was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas for treatment by ambulance and remains hospitalized, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Fleming's children think their mom is a hero. She said she just wanted to help, pregnant or not.

"You know it wasn't even the fact that I was pregnant it was the fact that someone was hurt and somebody needed help and I was going to be that person that was going to help." Fleming said.

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