Arlington man fatally shot while trying to repossess a vehicle

A community car or truck dealership owner, who was shot even though hoping to repossess a auto earlier this week, has died.

Adel Elhindawi, 52, died in an Arlington hospital’s Neuro Trauma ICU on Thursday afternoon.

Elhindawi was shot Monday afternoon in the parking ton of an condominium complex in the 2600 block of Alexis Avenue in Arlington. A 31-year-outdated man was arrested Wednesday in connection to the capturing.

Brian Espy experienced confronted costs of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and aggravated theft. His fees will be upgraded to murder following Elhindawi’s death, Arlington police mentioned on Friday morning, introducing that 24-yr-old Quyanna Massie has also been arrested in relationship to the incident.

An worker at Salem Autos explained to police that the dealership had offered Espy a automobile about a thirty day period ago and that the 31-yr-outdated had introduced the auto back again due to the fact of mechanical challenges. The dealership had lent Espy a Jeep while they preset his car or truck and the 31-year-aged had never ever returned the temporary automobile, in accordance to Espy’s arrest warrant affidavit.

“[Espy] mentioned he was performing and had his mother choose up the [car]. Right after Espy’s mother picked up the motor vehicle, [Elhindawi] realized the black Jeep experienced not been returned,” the warrant stated.

Elhindawi and an employee afterwards utilized a tracking system to identify the Jeep and went to the apartment intricate to select up the vehicle they had loaned Espy, police claimed.

“After using a spare important to enter the Jeep, the worker advised investigators he saw Mr. Espy managing towards them keeping a gun. Mr. Espy then fired numerous photographs in their direction,” Tim Ciesco, a spokesperson for the police office, mentioned. “The employee drove the repossessed Jeep out of the complex and parked all over the corner, waiting around for the sufferer. As the target experimented with to depart the intricate, Mr. Espy fired numerous pictures, hanging and critically injuring the sufferer.”

Espy fled the scene in a car or truck pushed by Massie, police reported, adding that the pair “pulled up in the vicinity of the staff who was around the corner ready in the repossessed Jeep.”

“[Espy] exited the entrance passenger seat and pointed a handgun at the [employee],” the warrant added. “The [employee] pleaded with [Espy] not to shoot him.”

The worker then place the keys in the driver’s seat and Espy entered the vehicle. The warrant said that the personnel was equipped to consider a image of Espy and generate down the license plate number of the automobile driven by Massie.

One more witness, who was a resident at the apartment intricate, also recognized Espy as the shooter and discovered Massie’s car.

Following Espy’s arrest, he instructed police that he was at Massie’s condominium throwing out trash and experienced returned when Massie reported that another person was getting into the Jeep, in accordance to the affidavit.

“According to Espy, he ran toward Massie and retrieved a gun from Massie’s hip and ran west in the condominium complex. Espy mentioned he shot at the victim in the black Jeep as the Jeep passed Espy driving north,” Massie’s arrest warrant stated. “Espy then admitted to capturing [Elhindawi]. … Espy (later on) observed the black Jeep at the prevent sign of Heather Ridge Lane and the Freeway 360 company street. Espy reported he advised Massie to pull in entrance of the Jeep and Massie complied.”

According to Massie’s arrest warrant, Espy admitted to thieving the Jeep and that the 24-12 months-old female “followed (him) when he abandoned the Jeep in Grand Prairie,” wherever he got in her car, then went to his mother’s residence.

Massie faces a charge of aggravated robbery.

It was unclear Friday irrespective of whether the suspects have lawyers.

This story was initially printed May 20, 2022 9:43 AM.

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