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Tow truck driver dies the day after being shot in Fort Worth

A tow truck driver who died Sunday at his home had suffered a gunshot wound in a shoot-out in the parking lot of the Lucky Mini Mart Saturday night.
A tow truck driver who died Sunday at his home had suffered a gunshot wound in a shoot-out in the parking lot of the Lucky Mini Mart Saturday night. Google Maps

Police are awaiting an autopsy to determine if a shooting Saturday led to the death of a tow truck driver the next day.

The shooting occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Lucky Mini Mart at 1300 E. Rosedale St.

Jonathan Deane, 51, had told police he was trying to tow a car when a man who was with the car’s owner opened fire on him. Deane returned fire.

Deane and the car’s owner both were shot.

A 49-year-old man, described by a police spokeswoman as a person of interest in the case, was arrested on local warrants.

Deane was treated at a hospital and released Sunday morning.

On Sunday, deputies with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office were called to Deane’s residence in the 5400 block of Whipporwill Lane in unincorporated Tarrant County.

Tarrant County Chief Deputy Tim Canas said Deane lived alone but was found dead by his brother, who lived on the same property.

“He went to check on him after he got released from the hospital and that’s why he found him deceased,” Canas said.

Deane was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:39 p.m. in the home’s living room.

Homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman said investigators are awaiting a ruling on Deane’s cause and manner of death to determine how the case will proceed.

Deanna Boyd: 817-390-7655, @deannaboyd

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