Texas mom shoots man who allegedly stole SUV with kids inside

06 Juillet, 2018, 19:28 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Michelle Booker Hicks was armed and said she believes in defending herself

A woman pulled a gun from her glove compartment and shot a carjacker in the head as he drove away in her SUV with her and her two toddlers inside in North Texas. That's when the protective mother jumped into the vehicle and yelled at the man to stop. At that point she was able to open her glove box, pull out a gun, and shoot the man in the head.

Wright crashed into a light pole and was later taken to a local hospital. She got into the vehicle and told him to leave.

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

Booker-Hicks then ran back into the parking lot and got in the back seat of the auto, where her 2-year-old and 4-year-old sons were sitting, according to Fox4. He's been charged with two counts of unlawful restraint and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, police said.

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Booker-Hicks said she and her children were shaken up but thankfully weren't hurt in the incident. 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. "The law says that if a reasonable person in her situation would have acted the same way, found it immediately necessary to protect herself or a third party, in this case her children, then that's legitimate self-defense".

She added: "I should have just emptied the whole clip but I didn't". Emergency workers took Wright to the hospital where doctors treated him for his gunshot wounds sustained in the carjacking attempt. "My main objective is to get my kids safe", she said.

According to CBS DFW, the mother said she had just put the gun in the SUV just hours earlier after her husband helped her with reloading. She just wanted to stop him.

She spoke with Fox 4, but asked that the outlet not show her face.

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