A 43-year-old man was fatally shot late Saturday in east Oak Cliff when he tried to stop another person from stealing his vehicle, Dallas police say.
Thomas Dewayne Scott had left his vehicle running and unlocked shortly before midnight in the parking lot of Sam's Grocery in the 700 block of Ann Arbor Avenue, police said.
Someone had gotten into his vehicle and attempted to drive away when Scott waved at him to stop, police said.
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The suspect stopped, got out of the vehicle and shot Scott then drove off, police said.
Scott was found unresponsive on the ground with a single gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
Police did not release a description of the shooter.
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