Yet another honor killing in the United States. An update on this story. A press release from the Peoria, Arizona, police department.
Victim run down by her father dies Noor Faleh Almaleki dies from injuries received on October 20, 2009
Noor Faleh Almaleki, 20 year old female
Surprise resident, deceased November 2, 2009
Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48 Years old
Originally booked on two counts of Aggravated Assault. The charges will be upgraded but not sure at this time what exactly they will be. This will be determined when Peoria Police Violent Crimes unit detectives meet with the County Attorney's Office.
On Monday, November 2, 2009, Noor Faleh Almaleki, 20 years old, died as a result of injuries suffered on October 20, 2009 when she and Amal Edan Khalaf, 43 year old female both from Surprise, Arizona, were run down by Noor's father, Faleh Hassan Almaleki on October 20, 2009 in a parking lot at 8990 W. Peoria Avenue in Peoria, Arizona.
Information on the incident is attached below:
On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at approximately 2:00 pm, Suspect Faleh Hassan Almaleki drove his 2000 Jeep Laredo at Victims, Noor Almaleki, his daughter and family friend, Amal Khalaf while the victims were walking across the parking lot of the Department of Economic Security building located at 8990 West Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ.
Suspect Faleh Almaleki guided his vehicle toward the two victims, striking them, and then running over them. Victim Noor Almaleki suffered life threatening injuries and remains unresponsive. Victim Amal Khalaf suffered serious physical injuries and remains in serious but stable condition.
After the incident, Suspect Almaleki drove his vehicle to Mexico. He abandoned the vehicle in Nogales, Mexico, where officials there later located and seized it. Suspect Almaleki made his way to Mexico City, where he boarded a plane to London. Upon his arrival in London, UK Port of Entry authorities denied him entry into the country. The UK contacted US authorities and Suspect Almaleki was ultimately placed on a plane back to the US. Suspect Almaleki was arrested late yesterday afternoon upon his arrival in Atlanta. He currently awaits extradition to Arizona.
On Saturday, October 31, 2009 at about 1:00 pm, Faleh Hassan Almaleki was returned to Peoria, Arizona where he was booked on two charges of Aggravated Assault and then transported to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office 4th Avenue Jail in Phoenix, Arizona.
Through the combined efforts and dedication of several local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies, suspect Almaleki is now in custody. Agencies involved included the US Marshals Office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the FBI, Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), officials in the United Kingdom, and officials from the Nogales and Sonora, Mexico Police.
Suspect Almaleki was captured due to the diligence and cooperation of these agencies, and the Peoria Police Department thanks them for the role they played in the capture of Suspect Almaleki.