Texas Mother Shoots Man Who Tries To Take Car With Her Kids At Gas Station

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A Mother from Texas says that she didn’t think twice about shooting a would-be carjacker who jumped into her vehicle at a Dallas gas station while her two sons were in the backseat.

Michelle Booker-Hicks was at the Shell station along Interstate 35 around 10 p.m. on Wednesday when Ricky Wright, 36, attempted to take her vehicle while she was paying her gas bill, police said. 

Booker-Hicks told FOX4 Dallas that her two sons, ages 2 and 4, were sitting in the backseat at the time.

“I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out the car. He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me. 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,” Booker-Hicks told the news station.

Booker-Hicks reportedly shot Wright in the face while he was allegedly trying to drive away. He crashed the vehicle into the fence.

“I’m not a killer but I do believe in defending what’s mine,” the Mom of two said. “I hope that woke him up.”

Wright has been arrested and taken to the hospital for treatment. 

He is expected to face charges including kidnapping and the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle or carjacking.

Booker-Hicks and her kids were thankfully not injured in the incident.

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