A furniture delivery driver was killed in Fort Worth Friday morning during a carjacking, police say.
Fort Worth police told NBC 5 that a man was delivering furniture on the 3800 block of Reed Street when someone stole his company's delivery truck.
Police arrived to find the man dead in the street. The truck, police said, was found a few blocks away still full of furniture.
"He bailed out of the truck and again, we're looking for him as we speak," said Fort Worth Police Officer Tracy Carter.
Fort Worth Police initially told NBC 5 the man had been shot, but later revised their statement to say they weren't yet sure how the man died and that he may have died after jumping or falling from the truck.
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Police said they responded to the call just after 11 a.m. Friday. The scene was cleared around 4:30 p.m. Several neighbors watched as investigators combed the area.
"For him [delivery man] to not to be able to go home, you know, because of a robbery, I mean, what is this world coming to?" Martha Serrano asked. "I mean, it’s sad. I mean, nowadays, nobody’s safe. Got to be extra careful on your way to your work and back home, because nobody’s safe nowadays."
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A spokesperson for Arlington-based Canales Furniture confirmed the man who died worked for the company.
"To our community, It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we regret to inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, who passed away today," Canales said in a statement shared with NBC 5. "We will miss him more than words can express. He was not just our coworker but part of the families who complete Canales Furniture. We are asking you to join us in prayer for the peace of his soul. May God give strength to his family members to cope with this huge loss."
The man's identity will be confirmed by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner after his family has been notified of his death.
Police were seen going door-to-door trying to gather security video from homes in the area.
No arrests have been made and a description of the carjacker has not been provided.
Fort Worth investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to call the department's non-emergency line at 817-392-4222.
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