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Notes: Fundraiser for family of former Afghan interpreter murdered in D.C. raises $488k

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A GoFundMe supporting the family of Nasrat Ahmad Yar, a 31-year-old Alexandria resident and father of four who was murdered in D.C., has raised $488,760.

Yar worked with U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan as an interpreter and fled the country with his family after the Taliban took over. Yar worked as a Lyft driver and tow truck driver to support his wife and four children, from 15 months to 13 years. The GoFundMe said the funds go to the family to cover their basic living expenses and essential needs.

Hundreds attended Yar’s funeral in Fredericksburg on Saturday, including Army officers Yar served with, the Washington Post reported.

D.C. police said Yar was shot in the stomach and video footage near the scene showed four young people running through an alley after the shooting. One of them said “You killed him,” and another responded, “He was reaching bro.” The case remains under investigation.

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