You WERE playing it that it was whoever was Player 1 in the following round of combat, right? If not, great play; totally in the spirit of the game!...
Yes, we were playing with Player 1 in the next round of combat. It didn't really make a difference though as it was a three player game and the other players both had cards to divert the damage. It was a losing situation for me. I was quite shocked however that player 3 would divert the damage to me with the Human Shield rather than diverting back to player 1 who tried to kill him in the first place. I think he must have a serious grudge against me from earlier in the game.