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Father of two beaten to death in ambush attack at Texas Walmart

January 4, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Father of two beaten to death in ambush attack at Texas Walmart

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A Texas father-of-two was at a Walmart shopping early Monday morning when authorities say someone approached him from behind and delivered several fatal blows to the head.

Justin Lee “JJ” Jones, 37, was raced to a local hospital after the attack at the local Walmart but succumbed to his injuries of severe head trauma mere hours later, Click2Houston reported.

Authorities have released a screenshot from surveillance footage inside of the store showing a potential suspect in the murder.

The image depicts a white male in a red T-shirt and red-and-white sneakers, holding a white motorcycle helmet in his right hand. His right arm looks to be covered in tattoos.

According to the Tomball Police Department’s Facebook page, the unknown suspect was driving a black motorcycle.

Investigators said that the deadly ambush was not a random act of violence, and that he probably knew his attacker.

According to eyewitnesses, the suspect hit Jones in the head during a fight that occurred at around 1 am. Police who responded to the scene discovered the victim lying unconscious on the ground.

Police in Texas say Justin Jones, 37 (left), died from head trauma after someone attacked him from behind. They released a screenshot from a CCTV video depicting a possible suspect (right)

Lindsey Stover, Jones’ girlfriend, told KPRC that she did not know the man in the screenshot but begged him to come forward “and own up to what he did.”

Jones, who according to his Facebook worked for an air conditioning company, leaves behind two young children, his mother, and his sister.

“He was so full of life, he was happy,” Stover said.

A family member has created a GoFundMe page to help Jones’ family with funeral expenses.

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