A shooting last night at a Nissan dealership in the Dallas region left three people dead.
Officers arrived at Nissan of Greenville around 7:20 p.m. local time, responding to reports of multiple gunshots. Approximately 20 shots were fired, shattering the front glass in the showroom and damaging some of the vehicles.
Dealership CEO Rick Ford told Automotive News that two men in plain clothes arrived at the dealership Tuesday afternoon, posing as federal agents. They were waiting for a third man who showed up with a woman looking to purchase a car.
"I've been told that the two gentlemen approached him with handcuffs, who were going to try to arrest him, and that's when the shooting started," Ford said.
City officals confirmed two of the men who died were bounty hunters Gabriel Bernal, 33, and Fidel Garcia Jr., 54, working with F.N.G Security and Investigations of Corpus Christi.
The city identified their target as Ramon Michael Hutchinson, 49, a fugitive from Minnesota wanted on charges including assaulting a law-enforcement officer. Hutchinson had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a first degree drug charge from the Hennepin County Sherriff's Office in Minneapolis.
According to a release, Hutchinson was in an office at the dealership with another person when he was approached by Bernal and Garcia. Both bounty hunters drew weapons and began giving Hutchinson commands. Hutchinson attempted to pull a pistol from his waistband but dropped the weapon on a desk. A scuffle ensued in the office until Hutchinson retrieved his weapon and began firing. Both Garcia and Bernal returned fire.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video below, provided by Greenville police, contains graphic footage.