Woman shot during police chase: 'I'm lucky' - KMSP-TV

Woman shot during police chase: 'I'm lucky'

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Curtis Hicks was shot and killed after allegedly shooting an Alpharetta police officer five times. Curtis Hicks was shot and killed after allegedly shooting an Alpharetta police officer five times.
Griselda Cervantes was shot during a police chase in Alpharetta on Friday. Griselda Cervantes was shot during a police chase in Alpharetta on Friday.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -

The innocent bystander shot during a police chase in Alpharetta on Friday said that she's lucky to be alive.

With a bullet still lodged in her lower back, it's not easy for Griselda Cervantes to move. It's even harder for her to think about, what might have been.

Cervantes said she had no idea that an Alpharetta police officer had pulled over Curtis Hicks on a traffic violation Friday night.  She had just gotten her taxes done and had her 5-year-old daughter in the backseat when she pulled onto a street just as Hicks and a chasing police officers drove by.

"I hear an explosion -- I don't know what it is," she said.

She pulled off into a parking lot, not realizing she had been shot.

"In the moment I don't feel. I feel hot, that's it," Cervantes said.

Police say one of the shots Hicks had fired at officers hit Cervantes in her hip. Doctors at the hospital told her that the bullet barely missed her organs.

"I'm alive, I'm lucky," Cervantes said.

Cervantes believes that she stopped the bullet from hitting her daughter. 

She an appointment later with the surgeonthis week to talk about the options of getting the bullet out of her back.

Hicks was later shot and killed by police after crashing on Georgia 400.

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