But according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, by 3:42 a.m. Dghoughi was being transferred to a hospital after he’d been shot by a white property owner named Terry Turner in Martindale, less than five miles away from Maxwell. The Sheriff’s Office said the shooting occurred after Turner confronted a “suspicious” car parked outside his home.
Meanwhile, it’s not just loved ones who are irate at the incident and the initial failure to carry out an arrest.
Faizan Syed, executive director of the Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told The Daily Beast Dghoughi’s family has also reached out to his organization for advocacy help. Already, Syed said, they have made calls for an independent investigation to be conducted.
He, too, was alarmed that Turner remained free despite the shooting.
“We believe that is completely unacceptable,” Syed said.
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