Tow truck driver shot to death after repossessing car from LA parking lot

Police are seeking multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a tow truck driver in Los Angeles.


The 50-year-old driver, whose name was not released, had legally repossessed a car shortly before 4 a.m. from a 7-Eleven parking lot in Compton, reported KTLA-TV.

Multiple vehicles followed the tow truck driver from the convenience store parking lot before opening fire, police said.

I know that he stopped, and then whoever it was (and) hopped out of the car and they pulled out a gun, and he tried to take off,” said Gregory Williams, a friend of the driver’s.

The wounded driver then collided with a car in an intersection, and he was pronounced dead a short time later at an area hospital.

No arrests have been made in the driver’s death, and police aren’t sure how many suspects were involved in the shooting.

Watch this video report posted online by KTLA-TV: