FORT WORTH - A tow truck driver was hospitalized early Monday morning after he was shot by the owner of the pickup he was attempting to tow away, according to the Fort Worth Police Department. Police were called to the 5000 block of East Rosedale Street about 3:15 a.m. where they found the tow truck driver had been shot in the abdomen, said Officer Daniel Segura, a police spokesman.

The victim was standing outside his tow truck, attempting to tow the pickup from a store parking lot for unknown reasons, when he was shot, Segura said.

The suspect remained at large late Monday morning, Segura said. He is described as a black man about 5 foot 8 inches tall.

The tow truck driver was in stable condition at the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.