A man from Arlington is facing capital murder charges after he is said to have fatally shot a car dealer who was taking back a loaner car on Monday.
On Wednesday, 31-year-old Brian Espy, was apprehended in Grand Prairie by the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force.
Court documents note that Espy purchased a BMW sedan from Salem Autos, close to a month ago. He then took the car back for servicing. Espy was then provided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee to use while his car was being worked on.
A worker told authorities that when the BMW was ready, Espy’s mom went to pick it up. However, the Jeep wasn’t given back.
On May, 16, Adel Salem Elhindawi, 52, and another worker tracked the Jeep to the 2600 block of Alexis Avenue. When they arrived to the Mark at 2600 apartments, they went to get the vehicle back. Elhindawi used an extra key to retrieve the Jeep. The worker then drove the vehicle to leave out of the apartments.
When a resident of the apartments heard gunshots, she looked outside and saw a man firing a gun at a Dodge Charger. Elhindawi had been driving that car and had been struck.
The witness then said that she saw the gunman get into the passenger seat of a Volkswagen and exit out of the west parking location.
The worker had also seen the man firing the weapon, so he left the complex and called Elhindawi.
A few minutes later, the worker stated that the gunman got out of the Volkswagen after pulling up and pointing a gun in their direction. The suspect stated that he knew that they were from the dealership and demanded the keys back.
When the suspect went back to the Jeep, the worker took photographs of the man and the woman that were in the Volkswagen. The pictures were given to police.
The employee wasn’t hurt, but Elhindawi was transported to a hospital where he died on Thursday.
Espy was first charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated robbery. Now that Elhindawi has died, those charges will most likely be upgraded.
Quyanna Massie, 24, has also been apprehended. Authorities say that she is the woman who was driving the Volkswagen. She is being held in the Arlington City Jail on one count of aggravated robbery.