Texas woman shoots carjacker trying to steal SUV with kids inside

Geraldine Edwards
July 8, 2018

The woman was at a gas station in south Dallas at about 10 p.m. (11 p.m. ET) Wednesday when the man slipped into the driver's seat, police said.

A mother shot a man in the face after the suspect jumped into her auto while her two kids were sitting in the vehicle, police said.

Booker-Hicks' two young children were in the back seat of the vehicle during the frightening ordeal, causing her to quickly jump into action.

Before she returned to the pump, Booker-Hicks saw a man get into her vehicle.

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The suspect turned around and looked at the frantic mother - "with his eyes bugged" - but kept going, she said.

Police say the man then crashed the auto into a lamp pole.

"Just to see him slumped over like I was just like, Lord, my kids [are] in the vehicle".

A man got into her vehicle while she was inside paying for gas, the woman told KDFW-TV.

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The suspect, 36-year-old Ricky Wright, remained hospitalized in serious condition Thursday. "I hope that woke him up", she told Fox 4.

Luckily, the toddlers nor the mother were injured. She and her children were unharmed.

Booker-Hicks shot Wright in the face while he was allegedly trying to drive away.

At that point, she said she reached into the front of the cabin. Instead, she shot him in the face. You can watch her interview with the station in the video below. According to CBS 11, Wright has previously been detained by police more than 20 times on various charges of criminal conduct, including possession of marijuana, evading arrest, assault and theft.

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