On Sunday, Imran Ali Rasheed, 32, ordered a Lyft ride-share to his home in Garland, Texas. He murdered the driver, 26-year-old Isabell Lewis. Then he drove her car to neighbor Plano, Texas, where he opened fire in the police station’s lobby.
He was shot and killed by a Plano police officer.
Michael DeSarno, an FBI spokesman at their Dallas office, stated, “we believe he was inspired by rhetoric or propaganda of a foreign terrorist organization.” The FBI previously investigated Rasheed for terrorism links between 2010 to 2013. When asked what organization may have inspired Rasheed, DeSarno said he did not want to say.
Rasheed left behind a note, which the FBI says it has no plans to release to the public.
Currently, the FBI believes he acted alone and says they have no idea why he chose Plano as his target.
No other details on the killer or the victim have been released.
So far, the worst mass shooting in 2021 was carried out by Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a Syrian refugee who had expressed a deep animosity for White Americans and non-Muslims. Alissa had been previously arrested for a racially charged assault on a White classmate in High School.
Neither the FBI nor local police have not commented on whether Rasheed was a US citizen.