FORT WORTH -- A 43-year-old man is in critical condition Friday morning at John Peter Smith Hospital after being shot in the head during a dispute with another man over a car break-in.
Lorenzo Rojas, 34, was arrested in connection with the shooting after he was found at a relative’s home. He faces a charge of attempted murder.
The victim’s identity has not been released.
Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman, said the shooting occurred about 2 a.m. in the 2300 block of Alston Avenue. According to witness statements, Rojas and the victim were arguing in reference to the victim allegedly breaking into Rojas’ car about a month ago.
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Henderson said the Rojas and the victim had been yelling at each other through the victim’s front door. At some point during the argument, Rojas swung at the victim with a knife through the screen but the missed the victim, Henderson said.
He said Rojas then went and retrieved a gun, returned to the victim’s front porch and stated, “You’re not going to get away with this. I’m going to kill both of you,” referring to the victim and victim’s roommate.
He then fired twice, striking the victim in the back and head, before fleeing the scene in a truck. He was later arrested at a residence in the 13700 block of High Mesa Road.