Afghan Refugee Who Served As Translator For US Army Killed In San Francisco Mugging

Afghan Refugee Who Served As Translator For US Army Killed In San Francisco Mugging

By Laurel Duggan

Ahmad Fawad Yusufi, an Afghan refugee who served the U.S. Army as a translator in Afghanistan, was shot and killed in San Francisco on Nov. 28.

An Uber driver, Yusufi often travelled to the Bay Area from his home in Sacramento. The 31-year-old man was shot and killed during an attempted mugging while driving near Rolph Playground, according to Fox 2. Uber reportedly said he was not working when he was shot.

Yusufi was driving with a friend when the attempted mugging occurred, according to KRON 4. The friend told Yusufi’s brother, Mohammad Dawood Mommand, that the killer approached the car with a gun and demanded the men’s wallets. The men reportedly complied, and when Yusufi moved to hand his wallet over, the killer was startled and shot him in the heart.

Yusufi left behind a wife and three children who were granted special immigrant visas in 2018 for his service during the Afghanistan war, KRON 4 reported. “He was a caring man. He was caring about his family,” Yusufi’s wife told Fox 2. (RELATED: ‘People Are Scared To Go Into These Stores’: Shoplifting Is Plaguing Residents, Stores In San Francisco)

Mommand could not believe his brother survived war-torn Afghanistan only to be gunned down in California because of a wallet, according to KRON 4.

San Francisco has seen an uptick in crime, including a 22% increase in larceny, 52% increase in burglary, 40% increase in arson and 37% increase in vehicle theft in 2021 compared to in 2019.

Police are still looking for the person responsible for Yusufi’s death, according to KRON 4.

The San Francisco Police Department did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.


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