Police arrested three teenagers including a 17-year-old in the murder of a 71-year-old Pakistanni-Americann Lyft driver in Prince George County, MD, reports WUSA9.
According to media reports, Investigators found that Abdul Rauf Khan, 71, of Springfield, Virginia, picked up the teen as a rideshare passenger in D.C. Police do not know if the teen was alone with Khan at the time of the shooting, or if others were in the car. died after he was shot multiple times while driving. Police reportedly found Khan suffering from gunshot wounds in the roadway on February 26. He eventually succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
The 17 year-old faces first-degree murder charges. A second 17 year old along with a 19 year old also were arrested. PGPD Chief Malik Aziz said at a press conference on March 2 that the main accused has confessed to shooting Khan during a carjacking, and faces first-degree murder charges, as well as carjacking charges, and will be tried in court as an adult.
“I don’t know what to do, because he was the pillar of our life, and now … my life is over,” Khan’s wife Saba Rauf said, according to NBC Washington. “When I told [my daughter] that I’m coming here, she said, ‘Just ask one question: Did my dad call my name when the guy shot him?’”
WUSA says Khan is known as a hero to police having saved an officer’s life who was attacked by a knife-wielding man.
He immigrated from Pakistan and spent decades as a restaurant owner.
“They think it’s just somebody that they can kill and he was nobody,” his nephew Agha Raza Ali said. “He was somebody.”
Khan came to the U.S. in search of a better life, according to a fundraiser page launched to help support Abdul Rauf’s family. He owned the popular Chutney restaurant in Alexandria, VA, for decades. He was driving Lyft to help save money to send his 16-year-old daughter to college. His wife Saba worked as a teacher in Fairfax.