DALLAS -- A 33-year-old insurance salesman was fatally shot inside his car early Friday in Oak Lawn, authorities say.
Joshua Tubbleville was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Authorities say the suspect who shot Tubbleville fled on foot after shooting him at the intersection of Lemmon and Oak Lawn Avenues about 5:45 a.m. Friday. A source tells News 8 that the two men had just left a restaurant about blocks away and that detectives found food inside the vehicle.
After being shot, Tubbleville lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree at a Shell gas station.
Cal Tubbleville, his only sibling, said he had moved from the Houston area to Dallas about three years ago and had just recently bought a house.
He said he spoke with his brother on Thursday, and he did not indicate he was having any issues with anyone.
"I'm still in shock," Cal Tubbleville said. "I don't know anybody that ever disliked him."
Joshua Tubbleville worked as a national sales manager at Cypress Associates.
“He was very excited about his life in Dallas and the opportunities, and had a very promising future,” said friend Bob Thomas.
Thursday night, Tubbleville had gone out with Thomas, Thomas’ girlfriend, and a friend of hers to a wine bar and to a restaurant, Thomas said. He said his girlfriend had set Tubbleville up on the blind date.
“He texted us later and said thank you and he had a good time, and that was the last I heard from him,” Thomas said.
That text message arrived about 11:25 p.m.
The next thing he heard about Tubbleville was that he had been killed.
“Everybody’s just shocked, and they want to know why,” Thomas said.