Imran Ali Rasheed Wiki – Imran Ali Rasheed Biography
Imran Ali Rasheed was identified as the Texas man who fired a gun at a police employee in the Plano Police Department’s lobby after murdering a Lyft driver, Isabella Lewis. Authorities now say they are investigating whether the shootings were terrorism-related.
Rasheed of Garland, Texas, was shot and killed in the lobby by police who responded to his gunfire, Plano police say. The Plano Police Department is “the largest law enforcement agency in the northern Dallas metropolitan area,” they noted.
He is 33 years old.
Isabella Lewis Murder
In the press conference on August 30, 2021, Bryan said that, on August 29, the Garland police department responded to a call involving a gunshot wound victim.
They located a deceased victim identified as 26-year-old Isabella Lewis, of Garland. They discovered that the victim’s car was missing. They learned Lewis was a Lyft driver who had recently picked up a rider who was on her notifications to be picked up. Police learned he was Imran Ali Rasheed.
Lewis’s car was then found in the Plano Police Department’s parking lot, where the suspect had entered the PD and started shooting. The suspect in Plano was also Rasheed, Bryan said.
According to an August 29, 2021, media advisory from the Plano Police Department, around 12:15 p.m on August 29, Plano Police Officers “responded to a Meet Complainant incident in front of the Plano Police Department Headquarters (909 14th Street). The incident described a male, wearing a black shirt and mask, who was behaving erratically.”
Prior to officers’ arrival, the male, now identified as Rasheed, “entered the lobby of the Police Department twice; upon entering the lobby the second time, he displayed a handgun. He then raised his handgun and fired in the direction of a civilian police employee who was assisting a citizen in the lobby,” the advisory said.
“The civilian employee and visitor both took shelter in a secure room off the lobby of the Police Department. At that time, two police officers responded from inside the building and engaged the suspect. The suspect was shot and transported by Plano Fire Rescue…No police employees or visitors, other than the suspect, were injured during this incident. This incident is currently being investigated by the Plano Police Crimes Against Persons Unit and the Collin County District Attorney’s Office.”
Plano Police Chief Ed Drain also identified the shooter in the lobby as Rasheed. He was carrying a semi-automatic pistol. He said the civilian employee tried to deescalate the situation, but Rasheed shot in her direction. Officers inside the building heard those shots being fired. They made their way to the lobby.
GoFundMe For Lewis
A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family of Lewis.
“Our beloved Bella Ann was taken too soon on the morning of Sunday, August 29th. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, and friend who touched the lives of those around her. She leaves behind her mother, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a boyfriend,” it reads.
“We are all devastated by her loss and appreciate the outpouring of support we have received from family, friends and community members. We want to give Bella the memorial she deserves, to honor her memory and say our last goodbyes and I am currently asking for donations to help cover the cost of Bella’s funeral. We need to raise $5000 in order to be able to afford the funeral service.”