As Ryan Lawler tried to drive away, Jay Lawler said the suspect shot her.
“The bullet went through the headrest, and fortunately, that probably slowed it down enough,” Jay Lawler said.
Ryan Lawler had been out Christmas shopping and decided to stop in the church parking lot to play Pokemon Go, police said.
“She was in a red car. It may have stood out as an easy target,” Jay Lawler said.
Ryan Lawler was wounded in the shoulder and crashed her car as she tried to get away.
“When I got there, I just told her to stay calm, just sit right here, don’t move or anything,” Jay Lawler said.