A man was shot early Saturday after fixing a tire for a group of people who fled without paying, Dallas police say.
Shortly before 5 a.m., four males went to a shop in the 3500 block of East Illinois Avenue, near Fordham Avenue, to have a tire replaced. The victim, a 53-year-old man, fixed the tire and asked for money for the service, police said.
One of the people in the vehicle got out and released the tire jack. A 47-year-old man tried to stop the suspect and the victim pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the suspects, police said.
The victim then lowered the handgun, which accidentally discharged, police said.
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The suspects drove off and as they were fleeing, the driver pulled out a handgun and fired at the two men at the shop, police said.
The victim was hit twice and taken to a local hospital, police said. His condition was not known Saturday morning.