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Two Arrested, Charged for Shooting Death of Car Dealer During Attempted Repo in Arlington, Texas

Arlington, Texas - 31 year-old Brian Espy, along with suspected accomplice Quyanna Massie, 24, was arrested and charged for the May 16 shooting death of Adel Elhindawi, 52, who was shot during an attempted vehicle repossession in Arlington, Texas and eventually died from his injuries.

According to police, Elhindawi, who owned a automobile business, drove to an apartment complex with one of his employees to retrieve a Jeep their business had loaned to Espy but was not returned in the agreed upon timeframe.

After using a spare key to enter the Jeep, the employee told investigators he saw Espy running towards them holding a gun. Espy then allegedly fired several shots in their direction.

Adel Elhindawi, 52

The employee drove the repossessed Jeep out of the complex and parked around the corner, waiting for the Elhindawi. As Elhindawi tried to leave the apartments, Espy fired multiple shots, striking and critically injuring the victim.

Espy then got into a vehicle being driven by Massie and pulled up near the employee who was around the corner waiting in the repossessed Jeep. Espy forced the employee out of the Jeep and then drove away from the scene while Massie followed.

Espy, who was taken into custody Wednesday, May 17, was initially charged with one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and one count of Aggravated Robbery. But his charges are being upgraded to Capital Murder since the victim passed away.

Massie, who is currently in Arlington City Jail, is being charged with one count of Aggravated Robbery.


Arlington Police Department

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