CAIR-CA: Islamic Group Says Fremont Murder May be Hate Crime


Officials from the Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said today that they want Fremont police to look at the possibility that the shooting death of a 37-year-old woman Thursday was a hate crime.

Safaa Ibrahim, the executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area, said, "We want them not to rule it out and put timely attention to it."

The 37-year-old woman, whom Fremont police have refused to identify, was shot about 2:40 p.m. Thursday while walking in the area of 37637 Glenmoor Drive as she headed to Glenmoor Elementary School to pick up her two daughters. A 3-year-old child was walking with her.

Fremont police have taken into custody a 27-year-old Fremont man who fits the description of the suspect identified by witnesses.

Sgt. Jeff Swadener said the man is in custody on a parole violation and police are looking at him as a potential suspect.

Swadener couldn't be reached for comment on whether he thinks the incident was a hate crime.


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