Texas shooter Imran Ali Rasheed, possibly Inspired by foreign terrorists, FBI says

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Imran Ali Rasheed Death – Obituary : Detectives with the Federal Bureau Of Investigation  are working to know the possibilities of the suspect in the shooting death of a Lyft driver, opening fire at a police station being motivated by foreign terrorists.

Preliminary investigations revealed the suspect Imran Ali Rasheed, had ordered a Lyft Sunday in Garland, his home town. Authorities disclosed he allegedly fatally shot the driver Isabella Lewis, and fled away with her car, which was later discovered outside a police station in a surrounding community of Plano.

Rasheed was reported firing shots at the lobby of a police station, when responding officers returned the fire, thereby striking and eventually killing him, according to Monday press conference.

Matthew DeSarno, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas office, stated that investigators believe Rasheed acted alone but that the 33-year-old left a letter indicating he “may have been inspired by a foreign terrorist organization.” He did not offer more specifics on the letter and declined to identify the group.

DeSarno also disclosed Rasheed was the subject of a counterterrorism investigation from 2010 to 2013, when the case was closed after agents determined Rasheed did not currently pose a threat. The agency’s regional terrorism task force is working on the investigation of Lewis’ killing, he added.

Authorities said there was no known connection between Lewis and Rasheed and it’s unclear why he went to the Plano Police Department. “We have no idea why he came to Plano to find police officers,” said the city’s police chief, Ed Drain.

Rasheed died of his injuries at a hospital later Sunday, Drain revealed.

The officers involved in the shooting will be investigated by the Collin County District Attorney’s Office, Ed Drain stated.

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