Dallas Asian community advocate ID’d as driver shot to death after Fort Worth car accident

A Dallas man has been identified as the driver who was shot dead early Monday on South University Drive in Fort Worth after being involved in a minor traffic accident, authorities said Wednesday.
The man has been identified as Chin Il Shin, 43, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office website. A GoFundMe page and friends identified him as Jin Shin.
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The South Korean Dallas man was known for his help in the community, friends said, pointing out that just three months ago he started a GoFundMe to help victims of a racially motivated shooting at a Dallas nail salon.
"As if he doesn't already have some unique qualities, he's one of the most altruistic guys," his friend David Van said in an email Wednesday. "When he found out that one of his employees had a medical problem, he immediately put everyone on a sick plan to take care of them."
Shin died of gunshot wounds to his torso and his death was ruled a manslaughter.
Fort Worth Police said no one was arrested in the case but that they identified and questioned the shooter. Authorities have not yet decided whether to press charges.
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Police responded to the wreckage around 2:30 a.m. Monday on southbound South University Drive at the entrance to westbound Interstate 30.
Police said the accident involved a jeep driven by Shin and a sedan with one driver and two passengers. Shin's family said in a social media post that three women were in the other vehicle involved in the accident.
Sometime after the accident, someone in the limousine called at least one person to the scene to help be a "peacemaker," police said. This "peacemaker" was a man, said a member of the Shin family.
Jin Shin, 43, of Dallas, has been identified as the driver who was shot dead Monday morning on South University Drive in Fort Worth after a minor traffic accident.
A verbal argument turned physical and ended with Shin being shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The Fort Worth Police Department has not said who shot Shin and has not released any other information about the crash or the investigation.
"Jin Shin was an amazing human being," wrote Van and two others on Shin's GoFundMe account. "I use the word fantastic because not only was it his favorite adjective, but it's also the best word to describe him.
Shin was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1983 at a young age. He lived in Louisiana, North Carolina and Garland, Texas and graduated from Berkner High School.
He later joined the US Marine Corps and earned a degree in business administration.
"He has long been a mainstay in the Dallas service industry," reads the GoFundMe page. "There are numerous news articles about his altruistic work and community involvement."
Shin recently started running his family business at Family Karaoke.
"Jin's character can be described as loving, caring, genuine, kind, welcoming, humorous, generous, cheerful, loyal and, as mentioned earlier, AWESOME," Van wrote on the GoFundMe account. "He had a knack for singing and Chewbacca calls. He would laugh if he knew how he was described in his bio.”
He is survived by his parents, two younger sisters, 14-year-old daughter, girlfriend Chi, and the many friends he considered family.
The GoFundMe account was set up to help the family with funeral expenses and legal fees.
"Jin's death was premature and wrong," Kerri Shin wrote to her older brother on her Facebook page. "I know he will be sorely missed by many."

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