A 23-year-old tow truck driver lost his life early Friday as he attempted to repossess a vehicle in northern Fauquier County Maryland.

Junior Jordan Montero died of a gunshot wound just after midnight. 

From Fauquier:

Carroll Edward Gregg Jr., 53, of 10038 Conde Road, Marshall, faces a second-degree murder charge. Mr. Gregg called the shooting “an accident” when sheriff’s Sgt. Darrell Shores reached the scene, according to arrest documents.

A neighbor called 9-1-1 at 12:10 a.m. to report “that she heard gunshots and saw a tow truck drive into the ditch,” Detective Brandon M. Lillard wrote in his report. Sgt. Shores found “a black tow truck and a dark colored truck down an embankment.”

The deputy soon encountered Mr. Gregg and asked what happened. “Just an accident,” Mr. Gregg responded…

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Gregg also told Sgt. Shores that repossessions shouldn’t be allowed in the middle of the night. Montero worked for a Chantilly towing company called to repossess the vehicle.

Gregg is scheduled to return to court on July 9.

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