Source: Sonia Azad/Twitter
07/10/2016 AT 04:40 PM EDT
Raphael Taylor spoke to NBC DFW about McBride’s heroism.
“The officer, the lady officer seen the gunfire, tired to run over and help us and ended up being shot,” he told the new station. “She saved my life.”
McBride survived gunshot wounds in her abdomen and arm, and was reportedly discharged from Baylor Medical Center on Saturday night, according to the news station. Taylor said he has a message for her.
“I want to tell her, ‘Thank you,’ ” he said. “‘And I hope that you get better. I hope you’re well. And I hope that God [is] with you.'”
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McBride was one of seven people injured in the shooting, which occurred during an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. Five other police officers – Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Michael Smith and Lorne Ahrens – were killed and seven others were injured. To date, the shooting marks the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since Sept. 11, 2001.