A man of Moroccan descent who had U.S. citizenship was shot and killed on Oct. 11 while he sat in his car early morning in Martindale, 40 miles from Austin, Texas, authorities said.
Adil Dghoughi, 31, was in his car parked in a rural neighborhood when he was shot through the window, dying at the scene, reports NPR.
A statement by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office stated that deputies responded to a report of gunfire at around 3:42 a.m.
Police officers said a search warrant has been issued and they are investigating a homeowner who had reported a suspicious vehicle parked outside his residence and who then went on to confront the driver. However, no arrests have been made in the case as yet.
According to Buzzfeed, which received a copy of a report about the incident, the shooter is a man in his mid-60s and he used a handgun.
However, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office has refused to answer any questions or release more information till the time the investigation is completed.
Dghoughi came to the US in 2013 and completed a master’s degree in financial analysis from Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island. In 2019, he moved to Texas to live near his brother, and in 2020 moved to Austin.
‘Stand your ground’
It is not clear whether the shooter will face legal action given that he can take the defense of a law known as “stand your ground”.
If they are defending something which is theirs, like property, they aren’t required to retreat or back down.
It means if a person commits an act of violence, he can take protection under self-defense.
However, self-defense explanations can’t be used to escape punishment. It is usually used when a person has been arrested or charged.
But self-defense laws have been misused when people of color are unjustly killed like Markeis McGlockton in 2018 and Ahmaud Arbery in 2020.
“Stand your ground” laws are being followed in 27 states, according to Southern Poverty Law Center.
In this case, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has spoken out against what it calls a discriminatory law and demanded a thorough and independent investigation into the incident.
“These laws have a history of being used to commit violence against people of color across the country,” said Faizan Syed, executive director, CAIR-Austin.
The deceased’s family and friends are now raising money to hire a lawyer and a private investigator to ensure that justice is done.
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Man shot and killed during argument in SE Houston rental home, police say
A man was shot and killed during an argument that took place at a gathering inside of a short-term rental home located in the southeast of Houston. The incident reportedly took place in the 7900 block of Bowen Street close to Glenrose Street at approximately 3:35 in the morning on Sunday, according to the police.
According to reports, first responders spoke with someone who stated they heard gunshots coming from inside the residence.
Officers from the Houston Police Department found a man inside the house who had been shot in the head. The door to the house was open when they went inside.
On the spot, a medical examiner determined that the man had passed away.
According to the statements made by investigators, there was a gathering taking place on the property when an argument became heated and gunshots were fired.
According to the first reports, there was a gathering at the residence when an argument erupted, leading to the firing of shots.
When the officers arrived, several people were seen leaving the area, but at the time of our most recent check, the officers were still working to determine whether or not the home was a rental property.
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Man saved from burning house in northeast Houston
Houston – According to the Houston Fire Department, a man was rushed to the hospital following a house fire on the northeast side.
A little after 5:15 a.m., significant smoke was coming from a residence in the 8800 block of Shady Dr. when firefighters arrived on the scene.
When it was discovered that individuals might be trapped, crews launched an offensive attempt to put out the flames.
One man was found and extricated from the residence by firefighters. Unknown to anyone, he was transported to the hospital.
There were no more injuries recorded.
Authorities are looking into what started the fire.
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A tragedy indeed: Houston police say two people died in an apparent murder-suicide in front of an 8-year-old kid.
The woman’s 8-year-old daughter was in the back seat when the shooting allegedly took place at 2 p.m., according to police.
Around 2:08 p.m., according to HPD Assistant Chief Ban Tien, police responded to many complaints regarding a gunshot at Texas Children’s Hospital, which is located at 18200 Katy Freeway. When they got there, they discovered a male in the passenger seat dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a woman in her 30s who had been shot to death.
According to Houston police, they proceeded to the hospital to get the child some medical care, but when they got there, the man shot the woman inside the car before turning the gun on himself.
A male was sitting in the passenger seat, and a child was in the rear seat, according to an HPD update.
When the incident occurred, the woman’s 8-year-old kid was in the car.
Police said a child was discovered unharmed at the scene of a murder-suicide outside Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.
Although their relationship is yet unknown, the man was not the girl’s father, according to the police.
The identity of the suspect and victim remain secret.
TCH – West Campus claims that the facility is guarded and accessible to anyone in need.
The inquiry is still ongoing. No more details, such as the circumstances surrounding the incident, have been made public.
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