ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A 34-year-old Kurdish man from the United States was killed earlier in the week after being shot in a home invasion, police confirmed on Friday.
The man, identified as Rebwar Khalid Mohammed Alkurdi, was shot and killed early Thursday after an armed robbery at his Jacksonville, Florida home.
“The incident involved forced entry into the apartment where the man was shot,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. “Officers found the victim unresponsive inside, and he later died at the hospital.”
Alkurdi was an interpreter for the US Army who was under house arrest after he was detained in 2017 for “domestic-battery and child-abuse charges,” according to Duval County Clerk of Court records.
Police said it was unclear what the motive was behind the shooting or whether the 34-year-old was a specific target, adding the case is currently under investigation.
“You don’t know the type of people that you’re around, and it’s just shocking,” a resident at the Shore House complex where Alkurdi was killed told local Jacksonville media.
Authorities also urged neighbors “to be on alert and stay aware of their surroundings” as they investigate and identify a possible suspect.