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33-year-old fatally shot after drawing a gun in Arlington parking lot, police say

First responders took him to a local hospital after the shooting, where he was pronounced dead.
Credit: WFAA

ARLINGTON, Texas — This story was updated at 1 p.m. with additional information from police.

A 33-year-old man was killed in a shooting incident overnight Thursday in Arlington, police said. 

The shooting happened just after midnight outside a convenience store on the 2700 block of East Abram Street.

When officers arrived, they found a man lying on the ground of a parking lot. He had a gunshot wound and was unresponsive, according to police.

First responders took him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

As officers processed the crime scene, a 29-year-old man called in to local authorities that he had been involved in the shooting. He was held for further questioning, but has not been charged in the case. 

Police believe, based on evidence and witness statements, that when a verbal argument between the two men in the store spilled outside, the victim got a gun from his car before approaching the other man. 

Multiple shots were fired, according to police, and the 33-year-old was hit. The other man then left the scene before calling police. 

An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.