Peoria police are searching for a man they say ran down his 20-year-old daughter in a parking lot for becoming “too 'westernized’ and ... not living according to their traditional Iraq values.”
Noor Faleh Almaleki of Surprise was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. Another woman, Amal Edan Khalaf, 43, of Surprise also was struck and is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon in Department of Economic Security parking lot at 8990 W. Peoria Ave.
Peoria police and fire personnel responded to a car-pedestrian collision at about 2:05. Upon arriving, they found that both victims had been run down by the suspect, who was driving a gray or silver 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, officials said.
After hitting the victims, the suspect fled the scene going west on Peoria Avenue. The victims were taken to a Valley trauma center.
Detectives from the Peoria Police Violent Crimes Unit, after talking with family and friends, learned Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, of Glendale was the driver, and that he is the father of Noor Faleh Almaleki. Those interviewed also told police he was with her as she had become too "westernized” and had made threats toward her.
The Arizona license on his vehicle is ADS-9192, police said.
If anyone has information on this case or knows where police can find Faleh Hassan Almaleki, they are asked to call Silent Witness or the Peoria Police Tip Line at 623-773-7045.
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