Man found dead after being abducted from DFW Airport gas station

A man who confronted people breaking into his car outside a service station at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Thursday afternoon was later found fatally injured in Irving, DFW officials said.

It appears the confrontation was not random, investigators said late Thursday.

The man, who had not been identified late Thursday, was in the Shell convenience store at Rental Car Drive and International Parkway about 2 p.m. when he looked out and saw several people breaking into his rental car, the airport said in a news release.

He ran out and confronted the people, who forced him into another car and drove away.

He was found unconscious in the 4300 block of West Northgate Drive in Irving, almost 2 miles away. He was taken to a Dallas hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the release said.

Later Thursday, a news release said the “victim was likely followed to the gas station from a location off the airport.”

No arrests had been made by 9:30 p.m., airport spokesman David Magana said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the DFW Airport Department of Public Safety at 972-973-3210.

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST