A Texas woman shot a man in the head as he stole her vehicle with her two children inside, according to reports.
Michelle Booker-Hicks saw a man get in her SUV as she paid for gas at a Shell station along Interstate 35 near Camp Wisdom Road in Dallas at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, she told KDFW-TV.
Knowing her 2- and 4-year-old sons were in the backseat, Booker-Hicks sprinted over and was able to get into the car.
“I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out the car,” she told the television station. “He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me."
Booker-Hicks then grabbed a gun from her glove compartment and shot him, she said.
The bullet hit the man in the face, just under his right eye.
The alleged carjacker ran the car off the road and crashed into a fence, before he later collapsed in the middle of the road, according to reports.
Ricky Wright, 36, was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful restraint and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, authorities said.
He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. He was listed in serious but stable condition, officials said.
"I wasn’t necessarily worried about my car," Booker-Hicks said. "I was more worried about my kids. I’m not a killer or anything, but I do believe in defending what’s mine. I hope that woke him up."
Booker-Hicks and her children were not injured in the incident and no charges have been filed against her.