A man tried to steal a car with two toddlers in the back seat on July 4 and ended up hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head.
A woman in Dallas, Texas shot a carjacker in the head after he tried to steal her SUV with her two kids in the back.
KDFW reports Michelle Booker-Hicks was getting gasoline at a Shell station at around 10 p.m. Wednesday. She said she saw a man climb into the driver’s side seat of her SUV and attempt to drive away while her 2-year-old and 4-year-old sons were in the back seat. She then jumped into the back seat, pulled a gun from the glove compartment, and shot him in the head.
Booker-Hicks told KDFW he wouldn’t get out of the car.
“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,” she said.
Officers say the mom quickly jumped into the car and asked to suspect to stop. When he refused, she pulled a gun from her glove compartment and shot the suspect in the head.
Police identified the suspect as 36-year-old Ricky Wright. He will likely face charges for kidnapping and the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle or carjacking.
Wright lost control of the car after being shot and crashed into a telephone pole and a wooden fence. He was taken to the hospital, where NBCDFW reports his injuries were listed as non-life threatening.
This is a perfect example of why it’s better to be armed. Had this mother not had her gun Wright would have taken her car and the children. There is no telling what would have happened and no sense speculating.
The bottom line is because this woman was armed her children are home safe where they belong, and Wright is going to jail for a very long time.
Source: AZ Family