Tampa man fatally shot by tow truck driver

11:22 AM, Jan 9, 2006   |    comments
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a tow truck driver fatally shot a man who tried to get a friend's car after it had been towed. The Hillsborough County sheriff's office says Glen Rich had been at a nightclub with friends early Sunday when the car was towed to a nearby lot. Friends drove him to the lot to get it at about 5:30 am. Rich argued with the tow truck driver, Donald Montanez, while getting in the car to drive away. Montanez pulled a .40-caliber pistol and fired into the car from the passenger side, hitting Rich in the chest. He died later at a hospital. Montanez wasn't arrested at the scene. He holds a concealed weapons permit. The sheriff's office says the case has been forwarded to prosecutors for possible charges.

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