Tow-truck employee killed during dispute over vehicle, police say
A towing-company employee was shot and killed during a dispute over a towed vehicle Tuesday evening, according to the Orlando Police Department.
Police were called to the tow yard at Towtruck Co., 639 W. Robinson Street, just before 6 p.m. to respond to an argument between a vehicle owner and the company, said OPD Lt. Jonathan R. Bigelow.
As officers arrived, the dispute “escalated to a report of shots being fired,” Bigelow said. Police entered the business and found an employee, 53-year-old Paul Gren, with an apparent gunshot wound.
Officers saw a man, later identified as 35-year-old Tremain Polk, running away while holding a gun, Bigelow said. Police found him hiding nearby at a loading dock in the 600 block of West Livingston Street.
“Officers challenged the suspect, who was taken into custody without further incident,” Bigelow said.
Medics took the victim to a hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving, he said.
West Robinson Street was closed Tuesday night from Parramore to Terry avenues as the Police Department’s homicide unit investigated the case, Bigelow said.
ORLANDO, Fla. - A man was shot and killed Tuesday during a dispute over a vehicle at the Tow Truck Co. in Orlando, officials said.
Police said as officers were responding to the tow yard at 639 W. Robinson St. in reference to an argument between a vehicle owner and an employee, the call was updated to a report of shots fired.
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Officers said they heard the shots around 6 p.m. and found a man on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound.
Police said officers saw the alleged shooter running from the scene, holding a gun.
The suspected shooter was found at a nearby loading dock in the 600 block of West Livingston Street. Police identified him as Tremain Polk, 35.
Police said the victim, identified as Paul Gren, 53, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses said the gunman was acting reckless moments before the shooting.
Graphic content: tow truck company owner murdered during 911 call
This video contains graphic audio. The State Attorney’s office released on Thursday a dramatic 911 call from the May shooting death of a tow truck company owner from earlier this year. Paul Gren, 54, was slain at his tow yard at 639 W. Robinson St., in the Parramore neighborhood.