A homeless man who died Monday after losing consciousness the day before at a north Fort Worth service station was the victim of a homicide, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office ruled Wednesday.
Kevin Giguere, 55, died from blunt force trauma of the abdomen, according to the medical examiner’s website.
Fort Worth police were dispatched to the 800 block of W. Northside Drive after receiving a report of a unconscious person Sunday night, according to homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman.
Officers arrived to find a witness giving CPR to Giguere, Loughman said.
Giguere was taken by ambulance to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He was pronounced dead the next morning at 6:48 a..m.
Loughman said the assault against Giguere is believed to have occurred Sunday morning.
The investigation was ongoing Wednesday.
Giguere’s slaying marks the second this year of a homeless man in Fort Worth.
On March 30, the body of a 45-year-old homeless man, later identified as Alfred Moore, was found under a blanket at a homeless camp area off the 2200 block of I.M. Terrell Way. An autopsy determined he had died from blunt force injuries to the head and neck.
Another homeless man, 56-year-old Willie Lee Brazil, was later arrested in the case. He was charged with murder April 7 and remained in the Tarrant County Jail on Wednesday with bail set at $100,000.
According to a court document, Brazil is accused of killing Moore by hitting him with a wood board.