Mother shoots Texas carjacker in head as her two kids watch from back seat

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A woman snatched her gun from her glove box and shot a man in the head after he tried to drive off in her SUV with her two small children in the back seat, Dallas police said Thursday.

The woman was at a gas station in south Dallas at about 10 p.m. (11 p.m. ET) Wednesday when the man slipped into the driver’s seat, police said. The woman jumped back in the vehicle, yelling at the man to stop; when he didn’t, she pulled the gun from the glove box and shot him once in the head, police said.

Police identified the man as Ricky Wright, 36. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and was charged with two counts of unlawful restraint and a count of unauthorized use of motor vehicle, officials said.

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