Mom shoots carjacker as her kids watch from back seat

Michelle Booker-Hicks

A mother in Dallas shot a man who attempted to steal her auto while her two children were in the back seat, police said.

She was paying for gas at 10 p.m.at a Shell gas station in southern Dallas when she saw a man get into her auto. That nightmare came true for the women on this fateful stop, but she had the mindset and the tools to affect the outcome of the crime. When he refused, she pulled a gun from her glove compartment and shot the suspect in the head.

Police said the suspect, whom they identified as Ricky Wright, 36, was taken to a hospital "with unknown injuries". "I reached over the armrest to get my glove compartment and that's when I fired at him once I got the gun from my glove compartment".

"I'm not a killer but I do believe in defending what's mine", Michelle Booker-Hicks told KDFW.

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Police questioned the woman at the scene and then told her she was free to go. However, she is also a mother of two toddlers.

The mother said she had just put the gun in the SUV hours before after her husband helped her with reloading it.

Booker-Hicks shot the man in the face causing him to drive the auto off the road and crash. Police say the mother and her two children were not hurt. Police say he's in serious but stable condition. Wright has been charged with two counts of Unlawful Restraint and Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle.

"I wish I would've killed you, if I didn't already", she said. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to face kidnapping and carjacking charges.

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