Good Samaritan surprises family of woman shot while driving - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Good Samaritan surprises family of woman shot while driving

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Memphis Police Department officials said a woman was shot while driving on Airways Boulevard with her boyfriend and two daughters.

The woman said she was driving on Airways Boulevard around 1 a.m. when the suspects' car pulled behind her. The suspects then pulled up next to her car and began to point and yell at her and her boyfriend. Moments later, windows were breaking and bullets were coming through the car.

As they passed the intersection of Airways Boulevard and Ketchum Road, the suspects began shooting at the victim, hitting her and her car several times.

"Somebody came through speeding, cut us off, and they waved on us so we stopped, turned around, and went the other way. But, they came back and started shooting," the victim's boyfriend, Stanley Brooks, said. 

Brooks described the scene like something out of a movie. He said he was driving with his girlfriend, Courtney Day, and their two children when someone pulled up beside them and started shooting into the driver's side window. That window shattered and moments later, the passenger side shattered as well. 

Day was shot in the shoulder and is waiting to undergo surgery.

"I was like, 'I know these people aren't shooting up in here when they see these two kids in the backseat,'" Brooks said.

Police said Brooks and Day's two daughters, 3-years-old and less than 1-month-old respectively, were not injured.

Day turned around and pulled into the Shell gas station at the intersection to get help.

Day was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

But, Brooks said what bothers him the most about the whole incident is what his daughter said to him.

"My mama got shot," Brooks said the little girl told him.

The Mississippi family has been in Memphis since Friday. They came to the Bluff City for a new start and have been living out of their car. 

After learning about their situation, a police officer and a gas station attendant decided to help them. They paid for the family to stay in a hotel for a full week.

"It's the right thing to do. That's all," the gas station attendant said. "There's no reason. You just help a person when they need help."

It's something Brooks said he can't thank them enough for.

"The kids didn't have nowhere to go. I just thank them for what they did for me."

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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