Gwen Daniels, 25, cheated death last October.
After a late night shift, the Illinois native had left work and was in her car on East Sixth Street near San Jacinto Street when she was attacked by a mob.
"(They were) jumping and yanking and pulling the mirrors off, trying to kick in my doors,” Daniels said.
The 25-year-old hit the gas in an attempt to flee her attackers. In the process, police say she injured two people.
Hearing the squeal of her tires, Robert Krummel, an officer with the Austin Police Department, spun around and fired four shots into Daniels’ windshield, each missing her.
"I thought it was crazy drunken people shooting at me," Daniels said.
At the time investigators said the officer feared for his life and the life of the bystanders, so he used deadly force to stop the treat.
Daniels immediately stopped her car. She was taken into custody that night, but was never charged with any crime.
"That could have been it for me," Daniels said. "It's still hard for me to drive. It's still hard for me to be in the presence of an officer."
So far this year, Austin officers have shot six suspects, killing three. Most recently, an Austin detective shot and killed 32-year-old Larry Jackson Jr. under questionable circumstances.
"I believe that police culture has deteriorated," defense attorney Tom Pearl said. "What people need to understand is that it could happen to them at any time. It's not just happening in Gwen's community or in Mr. Jackson community. It is happening across the board."
For Daniels, she just wants unnecessary shootings to stop.
"I really want justice for myself and for others who have been in this situation,” she said.