Shooter Arrested in Riyadh for Death of American Citizen
October 14, 2014
(WASHINGTON, DC) - According to the Saudi Ministry of Interior, an American citizen was fatally shot today at a gas station in eastern Riyadh. He was accompanied by two colleagues. One of the colleagues was injured during the attack while the other remained unharmed. The assailant, Abdulaziz Fahad Abdulaziz Alrashid, was apprehended following a shootout with Saudi security forces during which he was wounded. Alrashid worked at the same company as the victims, and was recently dismissed from his job due to drug related issues. He is a dual Saudi-American citizen who was born in Washington state on July 7, 1990. Alrashid has traveled to Bahrain, France, Germany, UAE, USA, and most recently to Bahrain in October 2014.
The investigation is ongoing and the relevant authorities will reveal details as they emerge.