Texas mom shoots man who stole SUV with kids inside

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- A woman shot a man who she says took her auto at a southern Dallas gas station Wednesday night.

Michelle Booker-Hicks was filling up at a gas station in Dallas when a man jumped into her vehicle with her two and four-year-old sons in the back on Wednesday. She jumped into the vehicle and asked him to stop. When Wright refused, she pulled a gun from her glove compartment and shot him in the head.

According to police, Booker-Hicks shot the man once in the face and caused him to crash into a nearby telephone pole.

Booker-Hicks told reporters that she meant to fire the shot as a warning, but also told Fox 4 she believed "in defending what's mine". "That was it", she told the CBS affiliate.

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Booker-Hicks said that her husband had helped her reload the gun earlier that day before she placed it in the glove compartment.

Booker-Hicks said she and her children were shaken up but thankfully weren't hurt in the incident.

She went inside, then saw the man get into the vehicle with her children and start to pull away.

She told reporters that she witnessed a man force his way into her vehicle when she got out.

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Wright was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.

At that point, she said she reached into the front of the cabin.

He will most likely face charges for kidnapping and the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle or carjacking, police said.

"Court records show he has a long list of charges including assault and family violence, arson, theft, making a terroristic threat, resisting arrest, and drug charges", Fox 4 reports.

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I was just reacting fast, anxious about my kids. Police have not identified the suspect and there's no word on his condition but the mother wanted to tell him something.

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