Roughly half of the American population is smarter than average. And then there’s people who missed the smart bus as a kid. People like the man named Ali Naji who strolled into the Dearborn, MI police department Sunday afternoon. Instead of delivering Christmas wishes or asking for services, Mr. Naji pulled a gun stolen less than an hour before and tried to shoot a uniformed cop working the front desk.
Fortunately, Mr. Aspiring Rocket Scientist’s gun malfunctioned. And before he could figure out how to rectify the jam, his intended victim pulled his own gun. Unlike the would-be killer’s pistol, the cop’s gun worked flawlessly.
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At that point, the 33-year-old Naji was served multiple gunshot wounds before he could feloniously hurt anyone. He later died at the hospital.
DEARBORN, Mich (FOX 2) – A man who pointed a gun at an officer inside the Dearborn Police Department was shot and killed Sunday, authorities said.
According to police, the 33-year-old man, who has been identified as Ali Naji, entered the lobby of the police station around 3:30 p.m. Once inside, he pulled out a concealed handgun and pointed it at an officer behind the desk while standing about 5 feet from the officer. However, the gun malfunctioned.
“The individual attempted to fire the gun at the officer, prompting the officer to discharge multiple rounds that struck the individual,” said Dearborn Police Chief Issa Shahin.
According to police, the officer was behind bulletproof glass that has a sliding window.
The officer is on paid administrative leave per protocol and policy. This is normal and is not insinuate any wrongdoing.
Naji was taken to a hosptial, where he died. No officers were hurt.
Perhaps further investigation will determine the motive behind Mr. Naji’s acts on Sunday. Either way, even for those who have watched the Terminator far too many times, pulling a gun in a police station and trying to shoot people seems a great way to win the room temperature challenge quickly.