This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
JESUP, Ga. (AP) — The San Bernardino, California shooting victim credited with shielding a co-worker from bullets as he was killed is returning home to Georgia for burial.
A funeral service for 45-year-old Shannon Hilliard Johnson was scheduled Saturday in the rural city of Jesup in southeast Georgia.
Fourteen people died in the attack during a Dec. 2 holiday party. One of Johnson's co-workers, Denise Peraza, says he wrapped an arm around her and said "I got you" as they sought cover from the gunfire.
Johnson grew up in Georgia. He spent years driving tractor-trailers moving to California, where he settled in Los Angeles and worked as a health inspector for San Bernardino County.
This story deletes incorrect reference to hometown of family
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.