WASHINGTON: Abdul Rauf Khan, a popular member of the Pakistani community in the Washington DC area, was fatally shot on Saturday night in Maryland’s Oxon Hill neighbourhood during a carjacking.
According to the details, the victim, Abdul Rauf Khan, was found in the street after police responded to a call on Dunlap Street in Hillcrest Heights at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.
Khan had been shot multiple times and was transported to a hospital. He died on Sunday morning.
Relatives said Khan was the victim of a carjacking while he was working as a Lyft driver.
“This guy was a community figure for 20 years, you know. He knew so many people,” his distraught nephew, Agha Raza Ali, said. “These people, they don’t have no value. They just killed him and left him on the street, you know, like he’s nobody. This is the worst part of it.”
His nephew spent hours searching, talking to police and checking area hospitals before relatives learned he’d been murdered.
“I have received at least around 200 calls or 300 calls. People asking me, ‘When is the funeral? We want to come,’ because people knew this guy. He was such a genuine guy,” Ali said.
Police did not reveal more information about the circumstances of the shooting, or say if Khan’s car was recovered. There’s no word on any arrests.
Khan came to the U.S. from Pakistan in search of a better life. He lived in Fairfax County and is survived by his wife and 16-year-old daughter.
In 2017, Mr Rauf received a bravery award from the Alexandria police department for rescuing a woman officer from local hooligans who were attacking her with iron rods.