A Dallas mom shot a carjacker in the head after he tried to take off in her SUV while her two children were in the backseat.

Dallas Carjacker Foiled

Fox affiliate KRIV says it all started just after 10 p.m. on July 4 when Michelle Booker-Hicks stopped off for gas at a Shell station on Camp Wisdom Road. Booker-Hicks left her two and four-year-old sons in the SUV and went into the store to pay for the gas. When she glanced out the window, she saw a man suddenly jump into her vehicle and try to drive off.

Realizing what was happening, Booker-Hicks ran back to the SUV. She then got into the back seat with her sons and told the man to get out of the car. When he refused, she took action.

“He would not get out of the car,” Booker-Hicks recalled. “He turned around and looked at me. I reached over the armrest to get [to] my glove compartment and that’s when I fired at him once I got the gun from my glove compartment.”


CBS 11 says the man, later identified as Ricky Wright, crashed the SUV into a light pole upon being shot. Police arrived on the scene and Wright was eventually transported to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the head. He is said to be in serious but stable condition.

“I should have just have emptied the whole clip but I didn’t,” Booker-Hicks said. “I just wanted to give him a warning shot that was it. I’m not a killer or anything like that, but I do believe in defending what’s mine. I hope that woke him up.”

Booker-Hicks also said she had just put the handgun in the glove box hours before the shooting after her husband gave her some ammunition.

“I told him that I needed some bullets for my gun and he told me that he was going to go get it,” she stated.

Police questioned Booker-Hicks at the scene and then informed her she was free to go. Neither she nor her children were injured in the shooting or crash.

When Wright gets out of the hospital, he’ll be facing two counts of unlawful restraint and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

“I wish I would’ve killed you, if I didn’t already,” Booker-Hicks said, when asked if she had a message for Wright.

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