Exclusive: Eyewitness to French Quarter shooting says ‘Guardian Angel’ saved her life


“As I’m running, I was pulled by this man and he like threw himself up against me on the wall.”

Trinity Broussard said, a violent night in New Orleans ended with her being thankful to tell this story.

“He put his arms above me, you know, he began to shield me. He was like, everything is okay just constantly reassuring me that he got me and I’m good” said Broussard.

Sunday morning, nearly a dozen people were injured near the corner of Canal and Bourbon Streets. Surveillance video from a store front shows a man pulling out a gun and firing into a crowd.

“I was in shock, I was like what if he gets shot, what is he doing, I don’t know this man. But I’m thankful you know because he’s protecting me.”

Broussard said, in that moment she didn’t know why the man chose to protect her but believes there’s a good explanation.

“I feel like everything happens for a reason and I feel like at the moment and time, he was there to protect me. He was my guardian angel.”

After the chaos, Broussard took to twitter, expressing her gratitude for the stranger. Since tweeting, the post has been liked and shared more than 1,000,000 times. She said, she hopes to find the man who risked his life to protect hers.

“I do want to find him because I want to thank him, you know, to show him appreciation.”

While the man remains a mystery for now. Broussard said, her message to him, is simple.

“I would say thank you so much. I want to give him a hug. He risked his life for me, he doesn’t know me, I don’t know him. There’s not too many people like that still left in the world, he’s a good person.”

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