CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A tow truck driver is fighting for his life on New Year’s Day after getting shot while responding to a call from a group of stranded motorists. The incident happened at around 4:45 a.m. in the 6800 block of South Freeway. Family members identify the victim as 53 year-old Joel Omiya from Arlington, who owns the tow truck company.

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According to police, there were three adults inside of a car that had broken down along the side of the highway. The group called for a tow truck and the driver was sent to the scene. But when that driver arrived, the disabled car’s occupants — who authorities said were all intoxicated — asked to ride inside of the vehicle while it was being towed. The tow truck driver said no, that he could only allow one person to ride with him…

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