“Disturbing surveillance video shows the moment a quad of individuals fled the scene after a Lyft driver was shot and killed in Washington, D.C.”
Nasrat Ahmad Yar worked as an interpreter for the United States in Afghanistan. After our disastrous exit from the country, he somehow found a way to get himself and his family to America, where he supported his family as a Lyft driver.
This week he was shot and killed in Washington, DC.
WUSA9 News reports:
Man who served as interpreter in Afghanistan, escaped after Taliban takeover, killed in DC working as Lyft driver
A 31-year-old father of four who had been living in Alexandria, Virginia for less than a year was gunned down early Monday morning as he finished up a late Lyft shift.
Nasrat Ahmad Yar’s wife wanted him to come home after a night out with friends, but he told her rent was due soon and he needed to keep working, right before he was shot and killed in his car.
DC Police officers responded to 11th Street Northeast, near D Street Northeast, just after midnight for a reported shooting, and found Ahmad Yar with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital for treatment but died of his injuries.
“He was so happy he got a new car because he could take care of his family,” his best friend Rahim Amini told WUSA9. “His wife asked him to stay home but he said, ‘I have to pay rent. I don’t have that much money. I have to work.'”
Ahmad Yar was the sole provider for his wife and four children, ages 13 years to 15 months, and was still sending money home to family overseas in Afghanistan. He served as an interpreter alongside U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan. Ahmad Yar escaped with his family in 2021 after the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban.
There is video of the shooting suspects fleeing the scene.
The Daily Caller reports:
‘Just Killed Him’: Surveillance Footage Shows Four Apparent Suspects Fleeing Murder Scene, Discussing Crime
Disturbing surveillance video shows the moment a quad of individuals fled the scene after a Lyft driver was shot and killed in Washington, D.C.
D.C. Metro Police found 31-year-old Nasrat Ahmad Yar unconscious and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound just after midnight on Monday near the 400 block of 11th street Northeast, reports Fox 5 DC. He was transported to a local hospital where officials pronounced him dead, according to Fox 5.
Roughly 30 seconds into the video, posted to Twitter by Fox 5’s Allison Papson a loud bang sounding like a gunshot can be heard. Then four young men can be seen running through an alley when the camera picks up words which sound like “[inaudible] just killed him.” One of the four individuals could also be heard saying “he was reaching, bro.”
31-year-old Lyft driver Ahmad Yar, who served as an interpreter for the US Army in Afghanistan, was shot and killed in DC on Monday night.
Here is surveillance video of the black teenage suspect yelling “he was reachin bro” after shooting him.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 6, 2023
This is maddening.
You make it out of Afghanistan, where the repressive regime wants to torture and kill you and your whole family.
You make it to America’s capital, where you become just another casualty of “restorative justice”. https://t.co/zVtRwAPJjL
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) July 6, 2023
Afghan interpreter survives working as an interpreter for U.S. Army Special Forces, escapes the Taliban takeover, and is shot & killed on the streets of America’s capital. https://t.co/xg93Ytl7gj
— Jerry Dunleavy 🇺🇸 (@JerryDunleavy) July 6, 2023
This Lyft driver was an Afghan interpreter for the US, fled the Taliban after the fall of Kabul, and was murdered in DC while working to pay rent for his family
Charge these “younger suspects” as adults and start holding parents accountable https://t.co/lGtxXZMAv0
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) July 7, 2023
A GoFundMe account set up for his family has already raised over $100,000.
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