LAKE DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas towing service is mourning the loss of one of their workers after he was shot and killed while on the job.

Police said Zach Johnson, 24, was towing a vehicle in Lake Dallas early Monday morning when a man who claimed to own the vehicle, allegedly shot and killed him.

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Zach Johnson – tow truck driver killed on the job

Police arrested Barry DeGeorge, 37.

Barry DeGeorge (Denton County Jail)

He’s being held in the Denton County Jail charged with murder.

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Police said he fired on Johnson from his third floor hotel window.

Johnson’s boss said DeGeorge killed a man who was just trying to do his job.

“This is the first… hopefully the last employee I ever lose,” said Joe Baker, owner of Texas Auto Towing Service.  “It’s just a sad sad ending to something so senseless.”

Johnson’s funeral is set for Friday.

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