Manager shot at car dealership dies

Published On: Dec 03 2012 05:31:12 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 04 2012 09:12:23 AM CST

A car dealership manager who was allegedly shot by an employee has died.

According to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Robert Kuentz passed away at Memorial Hermann Hospital on Monday.

Houston police said the shooting happened at the Mac Haik Chevrolet pre-owned vehicle dealership in the 11700 block of the Katy Freeway, between Kirkwood and Dairy Ashford, about 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Investigators said Kuentz and an employee, Keith Edward Grimmett, 49, got into an argument on Thursday. While at work on Friday, Grimmett shot Kuentz in the neck and then left the dealership, police said.

Police said they tracked down Grimmett and arrested him on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. That charge could be upgraded.

While he was in the back of a police car Friday, Grimmett said, "I tried to sit down and have a man-to-man talk with him and tried to get an understanding, but it went south."