Texas mother shoots man trying to steal auto with children inside

06 July, 2018, 19:28 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Michelle Booker-Hicks

A woman shot a man in the head and injured him after he tried to steal her sport utility vehicle with her two children inside, Dallas police said Thursday.

The incident happened just after 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, when Dallas police say the woman stopped for gasoline at a Dallas Shell station. 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. "I reached over the arm rest to get to my glove compartment and that's when I fired at him", she told KDFW.

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

"I wish I would've killed you, if I didn't already", she told CBS Dallas.

While Michelle Booker-Hicks was paying for her gas, she saw a man get into her vehicle with her two-year-old and four-year-old sons.

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Wright is charged with two counts of unlawful restraint and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Neither she nor her two children - ages two and four - were hurt during the shooting or crash. The woman said she saw what was happening and jumped in the auto.

Police identified the suspect as 36-year-old Ricky Wright.

She added: "I should have just emptied the whole clip but I didn't". She just wanted to stop him. Court records show he has a long list of charges including assault and family violence, arson, theft, making a terroristic threat, resisting arrest, and drug charges.

The suspect, identified as Rickey Wright, was taken to a local hospital with injuries and is in stable condition.

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