When Adil Dghoughi left his girlfriend’s house in Maxwell, Texas, just after 3 a.m. on October 11, she didn’t think about it. Sarah Todd told the Daily Beast that the 31-year-old Moroccan native enjoyed the nighttime walks during which he listened to music from his country and sang.
“It was kind of a relaxation for him,” Todd told The Daily Beast.
But according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, at 3:42 a.m., Dghoughi was being transferred to a hospital after being shot by a white landlord named Terry Turner in Martindale, less than five miles from Maxwell. The sheriff’s office said the shooting happened after Turner confronted a “suspicious” car parked outside his home.
They also said Turner, 65, was “cooperative” and had not been arrested.
Shortly after the shooting, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office released an official statement describing the tragic incident. According to the statement, law enforcement officials said the “gunman remained cooperative” and local authorities decided not to arrest the gunman for the attack, although a search warrant was executed at the home of. the individual.
Texas is one of a number of jurisdictions in the United States that enforce a “retirement without owing” law in its legal framework. This legal doctrine, more commonly known as the “stand your ground” law, provides that an individual is legally authorized to use lethal force when he “reasonably believes” that it is necessary to defend himself against harm.
According to Chapter 9 of the Texas Penal Code, an individual has the right to self-defense “to the extent that the person reasonably believes that force is immediately necessary to protect against the unlawful use or attempted use of force. by the other. ”The investigators of the case have remained silent on the situation and refuse to provide any further information on the investigation and whether criminal charges were likely to be brought against the author.