The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Workplace launched extra data and a sketch of the suspect in a hit-and-run case that’s underneath investigation as a hate crime.
In accordance with the press launch, “a hate crime occurred” at 1:50 p.m. final Friday when “a Stanford scholar of Syrian descent” was hit by a automobile as he crossed the intersection of Campus Drive and Ayrshire Farm Lane.
The suspect reportedly shouted “f*** you and your individuals” to the sufferer, Muslim Arab scholar Abdulwahab Omira ’23, after accelerating and hanging Omira, in line with an AlertSU despatched on Nov. 4.
The Sheriff’s Workplace reported that Omira believed he was focused as a result of he was carrying a shirt with “Damascus” written in Arabic. Damascus is the capital of Syria, the place Omira is from.
Omira described the suspect as an unshaven, white male in his mid-20s, carrying a grey shirt and prescription glasses.
The suspect’s automobile was described as a black Toyota SUV with a tire mounted on the again, with potential harm from the collision on the entrance passenger aspect bumper.
Deputies imagine individuals could have been strolling close to the realm on the time of the incident and should have witnessed the incident, in line with the press launch. The Sheriff’s Workplace requested that anybody with data on the energetic investigation attain out to them.