Police said a man was shot and killed at an automobile body shop Wednesday morning.

  • Benjamin Rodriguez Barral died at scene
  • Alex Glenn Alfonso is owner of AA Auto Body
  • Police still investigation; no charges filed

It occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of AA Auto Body on West Columbus Drive.

The Tampa Police Department said Benjamin Rodriguez Barral, 41, a former employee of the business, went there and "entered into a heated discussion" with the owner.

The owner was identified as Alex Glenn Alfonso, 34.

A physical altercation ensued, and Alfonso shot Barral, who died at the scene, police said.

Alfonso left the scene, but later returned in a different vehicle and cooperated with detectives.

Police are still investigating. No charges had been filed Wednesday night.