Texas Mom Takes Down Man With Headshot As He Tries To Dive Off With Her 2 Kids

A Dallas mother stopped a carjacker from kidnapping her children when she shot him in the head on the 4th of July.

Dallas, TX – A Texas mother shot a man in the head after he tried to steal her SUV with her two tiny children in the back seat.

Michelle Booker-Hicks said she had gone inside the Shell gas station on Camp Wisdom Road to pay for gas at about 10 p.m. on July 4 when the 36-year-old Rickey Wright jumped in her vehicle and tried to drive away with her two- and four-year-old sons, according to KTVT-TV.

Booker-Hicks saw Wright driving away in her car and jumped into the back seat to stop him.

The mother said she tried to get Wright to stop the car, but he refused.

“I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out the car. He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me. I reached over the armrest to get my glove compartment and that’s when I fired at him once I got the gun from my glove compartment,” Booker-Hicks told KDFW.

Wright crashed the SUV into a light pole after he was shot in the head, and was later taken to a local hospital. He was taken to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition, according to KDFW.

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

“I should have just have emptied the whole clip but I didn’t. I didn’t. I just wanted to give him a warning shot that was it,” Booker-Hicks said, according to KTVT.

Booker-Hicks said she had just put the gun in the car a few hours earlier after her husband helped her reload it, according to KTVT.

“I told him that I needed some bullets for my gun and he told me that he was going to go get it,” Booker-Hicks told KTVT.

Police questioned the protective mother at the scene and released her. Neither Booker-Hicks, nor either of her little boys, was injured during the incident, police said.

“I’m not a killer or anything like that, but I do believe in defending what’s mine,” the mother said. “I hope that woke him up.”

Wright has been charged with two counts of unlawful restraint for the attempted kidnapping, and unauthorized use of motor vehicle for the carjacking, according to KDFW.

Court records showed that Wright has been arrested more than 20 times on charges that included unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of marijuana, evading arrest, assault, and theft, according to KTVT.

Comments (37)
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ByAnyMeensNecessary
ByAnyMeensNecessary

Arrested more than 20 times? Watch this prick survive, and make a full recovery and be right back out car jacking again. The mom's correct she should have emptied the magazine on that loser.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Texas women are tough, aren't they, though?

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

@BruthaV - I would rather have him turning his life around six feet under ...

BlueJDN
BlueJDN

Mom of the year!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Good for her, good for her kids. Stupid idiot has been arrested 20 times and still walking the streets. I bet he tries to sue her, her insurance company etc. Idiot

LEO0301
LEO0301

I'll bet he saw fireworks.

bbailey49
bbailey49

Good for that mother. I'm with her. She should have emptied the damn clip on him. If he survives, he'll get some time then be back on the streets to victimize someone else.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

I just love happy endings!

Michael A. Katz
Michael A. Katz

Good for her, she did great. I don't believe she referred to him as a "Gentleman" The suspect forgot two very important factors. One, don't come between a mother and her children and two, Don't Mess With Texas.

Boondoggle
Boondoggle

Lucky, but your CCW should be on your person, not in the glovebox AND never leave your kids unattended.

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

Glad she did this, but why did she leavedoors unlocked when she had a 2 and a 4 year old in her car? She went in to the store without locking her doors to protect these kids. It is a simple button on the key.

drewks
drewks

Good for her. I wish she would have unloaded her gun on him

LEO0301
LEO0301

@drewks - unfortunately, victim blaming is extremely common nowadays.

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

That Mom is my Hero!

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

GREAT JOB MOM!

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

I don’t know her vehicle specifically but my Honda Accord was keyless entry with the push button start and that vehicle specifically you couldn’t lock the vehicle if you had it running. She probably left it running because it’s summer time and very hot out. So it’s likely she couldn’t lock it due to vehicles safety features. But I’m just speculating as I don’t know. At the same time, why did he have to try to steal her vehicle. Why not ask that question?

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

I heard he was going to be starting college next month...

Katarina
Katarina

@LaneysSis I have to agree with you about locking the car. I never use the key fob, however. There are readers that can pick up the signal and use it to unlock the door. It has become habit to press the lock button when I exit the car--right after I check to see that the keys are in my hand and not the ignition! Learned that the hard way!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Good shooting mom !

LindaMC
LindaMC

She has to take some responsibility in this matter.

Alainapoo
Alainapoo

You gotta be kidding, don’t have kids or just stupid. She should have killed him.

Bobby131313
Bobby131313

My baby din't do nuffin!

jakki taylor
jakki taylor

Great job, mom!

JAMSR
JAMSR

Too bad that she didn't KILL THIS SAVAGE right then and there. I'm glad all are safe !!!!!

Pat1978
Pat1978

@LindaMC In what sense does she need to take some responsibility?

Fire_and_Steel
Fire_and_Steel

“I’m not a killer or anything like that, but I do believe in defending what’s mine,” the mother said. “I hope that woke him up.” Hmm, maybe he'll take the hint that carjacking is bad. If he dies, that should preclude any futher crimes by that particular dirtbag.

bensdad
bensdad

I am thankful that she and her babies are fine and safe but in the future please take your keys and lock the car or at the very least pull up to the front of the building and maintain eye contact with your keys in hand.

Yell2017
Yell2017

She did. She shot him.

Yell2017
Yell2017

By hurting someone else

pixiepup
pixiepup

Good job Mom!

drchristie
drchristie

Do Cons have to politicize EVERYTHING? For everyone of these stories, there's at least one of these. Sure, it's a happy ending....until Contards start exploiting it for their agenda.

Mother fatally shot by two-year-old son from the back seat of car in Milwaukee Patrice Price, 26, died at the scene and the gun was recovered from the floor The mother of three was driving on highway when the boy picked up the gun

Pattycake
Pattycake

I don't need kids and would have killed him. If he moved I would have shot twice.