Indian - American Shot dead in US : Sushma assures family of help

by International | 13-11-2017 | 363 views

New Delhi : External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday the government will provide all help to the family of an Indian –American motel owner who was shot dead In the Us.

Akash Talati,40, who owned Knights Inn ad Diamondz Gentlemen’s Club in  Fayettteville city,North Carolina, was killed on Saturday during an exchange of fire between a patron and a security guard, police said.

In a series of tweets,Swaraj said the Indian Embassy in the US had informed her of the circumstances leading to the death of Talati. The assailant, Markeese  Dewitt, 23, was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, citing Fayetteville police.

According to reports,Talati, reportedly from Anand in Gujarat , sustained fatal injuries after Dewitt opened fire at the Club around to 2am on Saturday. Police detective jammal Littlejohn said Dewitt  was shot four or five times and remained in serious condition at Cape fear Valley Medical Centre, sources said

Little john said security escorted Dewitt out of the club because he had caused a disturbance.he said Dewitt appeared to have gone to his vehicle, got a gun, went back inside the club and started shooting.

CBS North Carolina quoted Talati’s family as saying” the shooting happened after the man was kicked out of the club, got mad, grabbed a gun and began shooting”.Littlejohn said police had no idea what caused Dewitt to get kicked out of the club.

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