Family fears Mac Haik shooting suspect could bond out ~ Rest In Peace Robert Kuentz, Mac Haik Chevrolet Sales Manager shot by Salesman Passes Away 12/3/2012

Family fears Mac Haik shooting suspect could bond out

SPRING -- As a boy, Rob Kuentz looked up to his dad. He even dressed like him and dreamed of one day working at a car dealership.

“I have pictures of him everywhere he went,” said his mother, Sandy Kuentz. “He had to have that tie on because he was going to sell cars.”

By 30, Kuentz was a supervisor at a Mac Haik dealership. He married his high school sweetheart, Heather, and had a son named Brady.

“He was the best guy in the world, he would do anything for anybody,” Heather Kuentz said. “He loved his son more than anything.”

It makes what happened in late November so difficult to understand.

Kuentz had argued with 49-year-old Keith Grimmett, a salesman, over his performance. The next day Grimmett came back to the dealership with a gun and allegedly shot Kuentz in the neck.

“I think he’s a coward,” Sandy Kuentz said. “I think he should of as a man been face to face with my son and told him there was a problem.”

Kuentz later died at the hospital.

Grimmett was arrested after calling police. Prosecutors have charged him with murder.

But now, despite that charge, the family has learned he could walk out of jail. Grimmett has a bond hearing scheduled on February 26.

Relatives do not think that is right.

“I was in shock, I couldn’t think,” Heather Kuentz said.

“If it was possible for the death penalty, I’d be all for it,” said Jason Felps, Kuentz’s brother.

Murder is a first degree felony and can lead to a life sentence in prison.

If Grimmett was charged with capital murder, he would not be eligible for bond and could have ultimately faced the death penalty.

http://www.khou.com/news/crime/Family-fears-Mac-Haik-shooting-suspe...

Here is the latest update.

Suspect arrested in shooting of Mac Haik Chevrolet manager.

HOUSTON – A manager was shot and wounded Friday morning at the Mac Haik Chevrolet in west Houston.

A salesman reportedly shot him and fled, according to HPD officers at the scene.

The two men had an argument, and then got into a scuffle, according to witnesses.

Three employees saw the shooting and they're being interviewed by police at the scene.

The victim was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck. His condition isn’t known.

The suspect fled in a car, but police aren't sure if it was his vehicle or a used car from the lot.

Check back for more details on this developing story.

We'll have a live report on KHOU 11 News at Noon.

Source:KHOU 11 News

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Comment by Lou Ferreira on December 10, 2013 at 12:18pm

May God bless him and his family and give them the strength to carry on.

Comment by MANNY LUNA on February 11, 2013 at 1:07am

Family fears Mac Haik shooting suspect could bond out

SPRING -- As a boy, Rob Kuentz looked up to his dad. He even dressed like him and dreamed of one day working at a car dealership.

“I have pictures of him everywhere he went,” said his mother, Sandy Kuentz. “He had to have that tie on because he was going to sell cars.”

By 30, Kuentz was a supervisor at a Mac Haik dealership. He married his high school sweetheart, Heather, and had a son named Brady.

“He was the best guy in the world, he would do anything for anybody,” Heather Kuentz said. “He loved his son more than anything.”

It makes what happened in late November so difficult to understand.

Kuentz had argued with 49-year-old Keith Grimmett, a salesman, over his performance. The next day Grimmett came back to the dealership with a gun and allegedly shot Kuentz in the neck.

“I think he’s a coward,” Sandy Kuentz said. “I think he should of as a man been face to face with my son and told him there was a problem.”

Kuentz later died at the hospital.

Grimmett was arrested after calling police. Prosecutors have charged him with murder.

But now, despite that charge, the family has learned he could walk out of jail. Grimmett has a bond hearing scheduled on February 26.

Relatives do not think that is right.

“I was in shock, I couldn’t think,” Heather Kuentz said.

“If it was possible for the death penalty, I’d be all for it,” said Jason Felps, Kuentz’s brother.

Murder is a first degree felony and can lead to a life sentence in prison.

If Grimmett was charged with capital murder, he would not be eligible for bond and could have ultimately faced the death penalty.

http://www.khou.com/news/crime/Family-fears-Mac-Haik-shooting-suspe...

Comment by Big Tom LaPointe on December 11, 2012 at 11:50am

such a horrible and useless tragedy. thoughts and prayers to his family and dealership family

Comment by Sean V. Bradley on December 6, 2012 at 5:42pm

We are praying for the family and friends of Robert. It is so sad. Mac Haik is a Dealer Synergy client  (The Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram Store) and I was speaking to the Internet Director yesterday and he was sharing how surreal this whole thing has been for him and the rest of the organization. It was so horribly tragic and obviously unnecessary. Mere words can not convey the empathy that our industry feels. Life is a precious thing...  We do not know what tomorrow brings. We must appreciate every second of it, we must appreciate everyone in our lives. This story really breaks my heart. What else can I say, other than my wife and I shake our heads at the world we live in sometimes. Rest In Peace Robert- 

Comment by Victor E Berkey on December 6, 2012 at 1:57pm

R.I.P. Prayers to the family and members of the dealership family.

Comment by lenny bello on December 6, 2012 at 11:54am

R.I.P. MY PRAYERS TO HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Comment by Elise Kephart on December 6, 2012 at 11:44am

This is awful to read about this.  Sending prayers to his family. 

Comment by MANNY LUNA on December 4, 2012 at 10:13pm

Robert's Last Words Before He Closed His Eyes... "It's so Beautiful" 

 

Comment by MANNY LUNA on December 3, 2012 at 7:56pm

Rest In Peace Robert.

Comment by MANNY LUNA on December 2, 2012 at 11:10pm

We heard today that Robert, who was shot is able to communicate through blinking but is paralyzed from the chin down. 

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