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A look ahead: Woman's crime brings good Samaritans together

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(WMC-TV) - She was a good Samaritan, who thought she was helping a woman and her baby. Helping until that woman shot her, stole her car, and left her for dead. She would have died had another good Samaritan not jumped in.

Three worlds are colliding in this story of heroism and forgiveness as the woman who fired the gun breaks her silence.

"Like any typical day, I was coming home from work. I noticed a young woman with a baby," said Heather Fox. "I said, 'Are you OK?' My heart went out to her. I said, 'Let's go.' I said 'I need to know where we're going.' And she said in a really stern, harsh tone, 'I said just keep driving.' She had a .40 caliber gun and she was pointing it at me. The panic was really starting to set in. I wanted the situation to be over. I opened the door and my instinct told me to bend over. And that's when she fired. And I began to run and collapsed on the ground."

She continued, "I looked up at the sky and I thought I'm 36 years old and I'm going to die on the streets of Memphis."

"She just kept telling me, 'I don't want to die. I don't want to die.' I said, 'You are not going to die. I am going to stay right here with you,'" said Ashley Sanders, the 18-year-old woman who rescued her.

Hear more from Heather Fox, her rescuer, Ashley Sanders, and for the first time... hear from the woman who pulled the trigger and why she says she did it.

It's an inspiring story of forgiveness you'll see only on Action News 5 Monday at 10 p.m.

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