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.
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"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.