By Kyle James  |  10-02-2017   News
Photo credit: Sonny Melton | Facebook

Sonny Melton, 29, was among the more than 50 people killed Sunday night during a country music festival in Las Vegas. Melton was attending the concert with his wife, Heather Melton, when automatic gunfire broke out over the loud music.

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Many people thought the shots were fireworks or some other effect to do with the performance but when people began to drop and glass started shattering concert-goers hunkered down on the ground. Heather Melton says her husband, covered her with his own body and gave his life protecting hers. The moment shots broke out:

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In a post to Facebook Mrs. Melton said she lost her "true love and knight in shining armor." Sonny Melton worked as a registered nurse at Henry County Medical Center where his wife also worked as a doctor. The two were married just one year ago and he was described as a sweet and kind spirit.

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Source: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/tennessee-man-died-saving-wife-during-vegas-mass-shooting/618269767

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