Dispute Over Repossessed Vehicle Leads To Triple Murder At Fort Worth Used Car Lot

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth police have arrested two people for capital murder in the shooting deaths of three people inside the building of a used car lot at on Monday, Dec. 14.

Lamont Cousins, 44, was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Lamont Cousins as seen in a prior mugshot from Dallas County in 2012 (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Fort Worth police announced late Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16, a second suspect, Andrew Joseph Vandermeer, 32 was also arrested in the case.

Andrew Joseph Vandermeer (credit: Fort Worth PD)

Police said the shooting happened at Bill’s Auto Sales at 4230 Benbrook Hwy.

Bill’s Auto Sales in Fort Worth (CBS 11)

Police said they found Virginia Lewis, 65 shot to death inside the building, but no one else was there.

Then on Tuesday, Dec. 15, police said they found “two additional deceased victims from this case” in an abandoned building in Palo Pinto County where detectives found additional evidence.

They were identified as the owner of Bill’s Auto Sales, Clayton R. Turrentine and employee, Veronica Del Jones.

Police said they were also killed inside the used car dealership.

According to the arrest affidavit, Cousins had a disagreement with Turrentine over a vehicle Cousins sold him.

But the vehicle had a lien on it and it was repossessed.

Vandermeer told detectives Cousins called him to come to Bill’s Auto Sales.

When he got there, he said he saw a man and woman on a couch bleeding, but alive.

Vandermeer said Cousins told him to tied them up with rope and he did.

Vandermmer further explained that Cousins instructed him to stop at an old abandoned building where Cousins took Turentine out of the truck and into the building and shot him.

Cousins then took Jones out of the truck and shot her as well, believing he killed her too, according to the arrest affidavit.

*story by CBS Dallas/Fort Worth