Repo Man Shot to Death Trying to Repossess Truck

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    A young man working to support his family and buy his wife a wedding ring was shot and killed in northern Virginia trying to repossess a truck. (Published Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014)

    A repo man shot to death in Fauquier County, Virginia, last week had just recently taken the job to save money for a wedding ring for his wife.

    Last August, 23-year-old Junior Jordan Montero married Mayensy Molina. He treated her young son like his own and wanted to move out of his in-laws' home into a house of their own.

    "He was a very loving husband," Molina said. "He loved me so much."

    Montero, of Hyattsville, Maryland, worked construction and as a security guard. Two weeks ago, he took a job repossessing cars.

    Shortly after midnight Friday, Montero was trying to repossess a 10-year-old pickup truck on Conde Road in Fauquier County. The owner of the truck came out shooting, authorities said, and the tow truck and pickup truck ended up in a water-filled ditch. Divers tried to rescue Montero, but there was nothing they could do to save him.

    When a sheriff's sergeant reached the scene, the suspected shooter, 53-year-old Carroll Gregg, pointed to the ditch and said, "He's in there dead," according to arrest documents.

    "I shot him," Gregg allegedly said. "I shot, fell and shot again. It was an accident."

    Gregg is charged with second-degree murder.

    Montero's body will be taken to his native Dominican Republic for burial.

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