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Father of 4 Who Fled Afghanistan After Working as Interpreter for US Troops Murdered in DC During Robbery Gone Wrong

Just after midnight on Monday, a man from Northern Virginia who was wrapping up a late-night job driving for the ride-sharing business Lyft was reportedly shot and killed in Washington, D.C.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect seen on video fleeing the scene.

According to a news statement from the Metropolitan Police Department, soon after midnight on Monday, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of 11th Street, Northeast, in response to reports of an unconscious individual.

When police came, they discovered a grown man inside a car who had been shot. This individual was eventually identified as Nasrat Ahmad Yar, 31, of Alexandria, Virginia.

Ahmad Yar was taken to a local hospital by emergency services who had attended to the incident, but after vain attempts to revive him, he was later declared dead.

Ahmad Yar reportedly worked as an interpreter for the American Army Special Forces in Afghanistan, according to CBS affiliate WUSA in Washington, D.C.

After the Taliban took over the Afghan government in 2021, he fled with his wife and four kids.

After a night out with friends, Ahmad Yar’s wife informed the TV station that she wanted him to return home, but he was adamant on continuing to work because the rent was about to be due.

He was shot and murdered a short while afterwards.

He was allegedly driving for Lyft at the time of his death.

An exterior Nest camera caught four people fleeing the area.

The video was posted on the website of the Metropolitan Police Department, along with a request for help in identifying the people in it.

The agency is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who comes forward with information that helps identify and apprehend the individual or people who killed Ahmad Yar.

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