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A Dallas woman shot a suspected carjacker in the head after he tried swiping her SUV at a gas station - while her two small children were inside.

The incident happened just after 10 p.m. Wednesday, when Dallas police say the woman stopped for gas at a Shell station on Camp Wisdom Road. When she came out, she saw a man driving away in her SUV.

She told Fox 4 she grabbed her gun from her glove box and opened fire, shooting the carjacker in the face, hitting him under his right eye.

Police say the man then crashed the vehicle into a lamp pole.

The mother was identified by KDFW-TV (Channel 4) as Michelle Booker-Hicks.

She explained: "I told him that I needed some bullets for my gun and he told me that he was going to go get it".

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

Police questioned the woman at the scene and then told her she was free to go.

Wright, who has a long history of violent crimes, is charged with two counts of unlawful restraint and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Police identified the suspect as 36-year-old Ricky Wright.

"I should have emptied the whole clip, but I didn't. I didn't. I just wanted to give him a warning shot that was it", she said. That's when she says she reached for the gun that she had kept in her glove compartment.

The man now faces two charges of kidnapping, breaking and entering, and robbery. It's just one of more than 20 arrests on Wright's record, some of them for drugs, assault, and theft.


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