He flipped off a driver. Then his wife was shot in the passenger seat
Zane Jones met a woman online two years ago and felt an instant connection. But when Jones, who lives in Texas, learned that Paola Núñez Linares lived in Guatemala, he lost hope for a relationship.
A month later, however, Jones joked that he could beat Núñez in bowling. Núñez responded, “Let’s find out.” She flew to Texas, where the couple quickly fell in love.
Jones proposed to Núñez at the end of 2021, hoping she would enjoy a happy and safe life with him in the United States.
But on Monday, Jones was driving Núñez to their night shift at Kelly-Moore Paints in Fort Worth, when he said another car almost crashed into his minivan. Núñez hated when Jones grew angry behind the wheel, but he instinctively raised his middle finger to the other driver.
The driver pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the minivan, according to the Hurst Police Department. One bullet struck Núñez’s head in the passenger seat, and the 37-year-old died hours later at John Peter Smith Hospital, police said.