In Al-Jumaili Killing, Four People Seen Fleeing the Scene on Foot in Video
As video released by Dallas police of the suspects confirms, the department has frustratingly little to go on in its search for the killers of Ahmed Al-Jumaili. Al-Jumaili, 36, had recently emigrated to Dallas from Iraq. Wednesday night, he saw snow for the first time; when he, his wife and his brother went outside Al-Jumaili's apartment to take some pictures and enjoy the weather, Al-Jumaili was shot. He staggered back into his apartment on Walnut Street in Far Northeast Dallas, before being taken to Texas Health Presbyterian. He died at the hospital.
"Just like all of us, a pretty snowfall brings the child out in us, you can just imagine the excitement between [Al-Jumaili's] wife and his brother and himself as they were enjoying the snow," Dallas Police Department major Jeff Cotner said at a Friday press conference.
Cotner went on to say that Dallas police still haven't received much information from potential witnesses or anyone else who might know something about what happened. Al-Jumaili was shot with a rifle, Cotner said, and, contrary to what was initially reported, the men who shot Al-Jumaili did not double back before killing him. The killers' motive is still unknown, but the department still hasn't ruled out the possibility that it was a hate crime.
Crime Stoppers is offering $5,000 for any information that leads to an arrest and an indictment in the case.
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