Mom shoots man trying to steal SUV with kids inside

Credit ABC13

Credit ABC13

Dallas police say the woman stopped for gasoline at a Shell station on Camp Wisdom Road in North Texas on July 4.

Ms. Booker-Hicks said the man started to drive off, so she went for her firearm that she keeps in the glove box.

"I asked the gentlemen to pull over, to stop, to get out of the auto and he would not", the woman told CBS Dallas Fort Worth news. "He turned around and looked at me", she recalled.

Booker-Hicks then ran back into the parking lot and got in the back seat of the vehicle, where her 2-year-old and 4-year-old sons were sitting, according to Fox4.

Police say the vehicle crashed into a telephone pole and Wright was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

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

The alleged thief's condition is unknown, but the woman said she has a message for him.

Police say the suspected carjacker got into the mom's vehicle while she was at the gas station.

Wright was arrested and taken to the hospital for treatment. His charges have not yet been announced.

Booker-Hicks jumped into the front passenger seat and shouted at him to stop. However, police say Texas state law allows people to carry guns inside their vehicle even without a license.

Wright was taken into custody and sent to the hospital.

Wright has been charged with two counts of unlawful restraint and unauthorized use of motor vehicle, police said. She and her children were unharmed.

The mother of two said all she meant to do was fire a warning shot, and that she was simply defending herself.

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