FORT WORTH, Texas — A 28-year-old Lake Worth man was fatally shot Sunday night right after an altercation in the parking lot of a northwest Fort Worth apartment building.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office pronounced Jeremy Gallagher dead at the scene at 10:55 p.m.
Sgt. Chad Mahaffey, a police spokesman, said Gallagher had just dropped off a friend at the Lakeview Apartments at 6501 Shady Oaks Manor and was driving toward the exit when he had an altercation with a group of people standing in the parking lot for unknown reasons.
Mahaffey said a man then walked up to Gallagher’s truck, firing repeatedly through the open passenger window.
Gallagher, still seated in the driver’s seat, was struck several times, Mahaffey said.
Police were still working Monday to determine the shooter, he said.
Greg Martin, Gallagher’s uncle, said his nephew was born and raised in Lake Worth, worked as an auto mechanic, and liked dirt bike racing.
“He could fix anything that had wheels and a motor,” Martin said. “He loved to ride his motorcycles.”
Martin said while Gallagher was a little misunderstood at times, “he had a heart of gold and would never turn his back on his family or friends and would give his shirt off his back if it would help another out.