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Out Watching Snow, Iraqi Man Shot Dead In Dallas

DALLAS — Dallas police are investigating the killing of an Iraqi man who was shot to death as he took photos of his first ever snowstorm.

Police are searching for four young suspects in the killing of 36-year-old Ahmed Al-Jumaili last Wednesday night. Authorities do not know if Al-Jumaili was targeted.

Alia Salem, executive director of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Monday that Al-Jumaili had escaped violence in Iraq and had been in Dallas for just 20 days when he was shot.

Al-Jumaili, his wife and his brother-in-law were outside their apartment witnessing snow for the first time.

Salem says CAIR has raised a $7,000 reward for information to help in the investigation into the killing. CrimeStoppers announced a separate $5,000 reward.