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Charges Upgraded To Murder In Car Dealership Shooting

By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Charges against a man who investigators say shot a car dealership manager were upgraded to murder on Tuesday. Forty-nine-year-old Keith Edward Grimmett is now charged with murder after the alleged fatal shooting of Robert Kuentz, a manger at at Mac Haik Chevrolet.

Kuentz had been in critical condition since he was shot in the neck at Mac Haik Chevrolet last week. He he died on Monday from his injuries. Grimmett was soon arrested after the shooting and initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Grimmett who as a salesman at the dealership, had an altercation with Kuentz. Additional reports indicate that Grimmett walked into Kuentz’ office and opened fire after disagreeing with Kuentz about treatment he had received. Kuentz was shot once in the neck. The two men had reportedly disagreed before. Grimmett, who hadn’t worked at the dealership for very long, remains jailed without bond.

Kuentz leaves behind a wife and a small child. Employees at the dealership are remembering him as a “great guy.”

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