ARLINGTON, TX – The owner of the car lot who was shot while trying to retrieve a loaner car from a dealership in Arlington on Monday has died of his injuries.
Adel Elhindawi, the owner of Salem Autos, died Thursday after being taken off life support.
He was shot while driving with an employee to collect the loaner car from an apartment complex.
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Brian Espy, 31, was arrested Wednesday in Grand Prairie for the shooting.
Espy is charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated robbery, but those charges should be improved.
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Dealership employees said Espy purchased a vehicle from the lot three weeks ago, but the car had mechanical issues. While Salem Autos was working on the car, a loaner vehicle was provided.
The car was repaired and returned last week, but the loaner Jeep Cherokee was never returned to the dealership.
On Monday morning, Elhindawi and another employee went together to collect the loaner Jeep.
It was then that Elhindawi was shot. He was in critical condition in hospital until his death on Thursday.