Authorities in Texas say a man was arrested in connection with the death of a 68-year-old man whose vehicle he was attempting to repossess earlier this week.
According to Fox News, 33-year-old Oscar Lee Harrison Jr. arrived at the location with his tow truck.
Police say an altercation ensued between the suspect and the vehicle’s owner, Alberto Nduli, during which the latter fell from his SUV and onto the ground.
Houston Police Cmdr. Kevin Deese said Nduli “came out and tried to prevent him from taking that vehicle, he jumped on top of it, the wrecker continued down the street.”
After the victim fell, Harrison is accused of leaving the scene without seeking medical aid for the injured man, according to KPRC. He is expected to face a criminal charge of failure to stop and render aid and is set to appear in court on Monday.
Sean Teare, a prosecuting attorney on the case, said the suspect “didn’t ensure that this person was going to get the proper aid” and instead “simply took the car and dropped it off.”
The victim was identified as the father of seven and grandfather of many more who is survived by his wife.
Josephine Mali was left searching for answers after witnessing the events leading to her husband’s death.
“When he talked to him he said no, they wouldn’t leave the car,” she said. “They were supposed to take it. Then he told me go pick up the key. When I come to pick up the key, I don’t know what happened.”
[Featured image: Oscar Lee Harrison, Houston Police Department]