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Three Dead After Shooting at Fort Worth Car Lot, Two Arrested

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a parking lot: Fort Worth police say they are investigating the deaths of three different people after a shooting at a car dealership in Fort Worth. © Provided by NBC Dallas

Fort Worth police say they are investigating the deaths of three different people after a shooting at a car dealership in Fort Worth.

Police say they are investigating the deaths of three people after a shooting at a car lot in Fort Worth.

Investigators were called to Bill's Auto Sales at 4230 Benbrook Highway on Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found a woman dead inside the business from an apparent gunshot wound. She has been identified as Virginia Lewis.

Later Tuesday night, investigators said they discovered two additional victims tied to the case, dead inside an abandoned building in Palo Pinto County. They have been identified as Clayton Turrentine and Veronica Del Jones.

Officers later arrested Lamont D. Cousins on capital murder charges. Bond has been set at $1,000,000. On Wednesday, Police announced a second arrest of Andrew Vandermeer, who was also charged with Capital Murder.

Witnesses told police that Turrentine had purchased a car from Cousins for his mother, Del Jones. Del Jones later decided she did not want the car, and Turrentine sold the car on his car lot. It was later discovered the car had a lien against it and was repossessed. The witness told officers that Turrentine refunded the $5,000 the buyer paid for the car. The witness stated that Turrentine and Cousins later had an altercation over the business deal.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner will determine the manner of death for the two victims found in Palo Pinto County.

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