Tuesday, June 15, 2010

FL Towing Co. Founder Dies After Crash and Gunfight

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of 79-year-old Lamar Davis, Sr. who founded Davis Towing of West Palm Beach. Here's the story from the Palm Beach Post news:

A 79-year-old West Palm Beach towing company founder who exchanged gunfire with with attackers and crashed into a house last week has died, police said today.

Lamar Davis Sr., of West Palm Beach, died over the weekend, West Palm Beach Police spokesman Chase Scott confirmed late this afternoon.

The elderly Davis was driving his sport utility vehicle at about 3:30 a.m. on June 9 when he was shot at, according to police reports.

Police said that Davis exchanged gunfire with his attackers before losing control and crashing his vehicle into a house in the 1000 block of Australian Avenue.

No one inside the house was hurt, but Davis was transported to the St. Mary's Medical Center in critical condition.

Davis' family owns and operates West Palm Beach-based Davis Towing. Investigators said last week that they were looking for more than three people who shot at Davis.

Anyone with information is asked to call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477).

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