Arlington, TX – The 31-year-old Brian Espy was arrested on Wednesday in Grand Prairie for shooting an Arlington car lot owner on Monday and charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated robbery. However, these charges are expected to be upgraded after the victim was taken off life support and pronounced dead on Thursday.
According to the incident report, the shooting took place at an apartment complex on Monday when the Adel Elhindawi, the owner of Salem Autos, went there with one of his employees to recover a loaner car from the now suspect.
Employees at the dealership said Espy bought a vehicle off the lot three weeks ago, but the car was having mechanical issues. While Salem Autos was working on the car, a loaner was provided.
The car was returned to the owner last week after being completely repaired, but Espy failed to return the Jeep Cherokee loaner vehicle.
That’s why Elhindawi and one of the employees headed to the apartment complex in an effort to recover the loaner vehicle. Elhindawi was shot and left in critical condition shortly after their arrival at the apartment complex.
The victim suffered serious injuries and was in critical condition until Thursday, when he was taken off life support and pronounced dead.