“[Cadillac dealership owner] Joe Stewart, 54, had just pulled into his driveway in Houston around 11.30pm after a night out at a local bar on Thursday when he was shot several times by the gunman,” dailymail.co.uk reports. “In an eerily similar scene, Stewart was driving into his garage around 12.45am on April 26 when a white Jeep pulled into his driveway . . .
Three men in hoodies came out and tried to force him inside the house. Two of the men were carrying guns and the other man had a taser.
Stewart found a chance to escape when the men began arguing amongst themselves. They then got back into their car and left his residence.
Stewart’s ex-wife was shocked (again?): “It’s just impossible for me to think anyone would want to end his life like that and leave him on a cold garage floor by himself.” Yes, well, the fact that a troika of assassins tried to do the same thing a few weeks ago should have raised her incredulity bar pretty damn high.
The report doesn’t mention motive, nor does it reveal whether or not Mr. Steward was armed at the time of the murder. But one thing’s for sure: he should have been packing heat. Despite the posthumous testimonials to his largesse, clearly the car dealer had deadly enemies.
No matter what Stewart did or didn’t do to earn their ire, all Americans have the right to armed self-defense. Even criminals. (Just sayin’.) The perpetrators of this heinous crime can’t be brought to justice soon enough. Meanwhile, no matter what your profession, as Sergeant Phil Esterhaus said to his armed officers in Hill Street Blues, be careful out there. [h/t KDH]