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Pennsylvania Woman Who Accused Her Estranged Husband of Abuse Arrested in Connection With His Murder in Park

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Jun. 2 2023, Published 3:08 p.m. ET

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A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested after allegedly shooting her estranged husband within point-blank range in the middle of a crowded park, according to authorities.

Around 10:50 a.m. on May 30, officers from the Bristol Borough Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at the Bristol Borough Wharf, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office announced. Officials said the park was “occupied by multiple people” at the time.

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Once at the scene, officers found 40-year-old Sammar Khan with bloody clothing and 38-year-old Faisal Iqbal on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds.

Iqbal was pronounced dead at the scene and officials said they recovered a gun nearby.

Witnesses told detectives they heard Iqbal and Khan arguing loudly when gunshots rang out. The DA’s office said Iqbal allegedly “stood up and began wrestling with Khan and additional gunshots were heard.”

Iqbal then walked toward the parking lot area, screaming for someone to call 911, officials said.

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Khan allegedly shot Iqbal two times, and he “collapsed in the grassy area between the water and the parking lot,” authorities said, claiming that while Iqbal was on the ground, Khan allegedly shot him two more times in the torso and once in the head.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Khan stayed at the park until police arrived. While waiting, she called her boyfriend and allegedly told him she had killed Iqbal and said she needed him to come pick up her son from the park.

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In February 2022, Khan received a protection from abuse order against Iqbal. Two months later, Iqbal drove to Khan’s home and sat in a parked car outside, violating the order. He was then sentenced to two months in jail, The Inquirer reported.

Imran Khan, Sammar’s brother, told The Inquirer that his sister confided in him about how poorly Iqbal treated her and that he sometimes beat her.

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Iqbal filed for divorce last month and asked for custody of the couple’s three biological children, which his lawyer, Iriana Blithstein, said was contested by Khan, The Inquirer reported.

Khan was charged with murder, possession of an instrument of a crime and reckless endangerment, officials said. She was booked into the Bucks County Correctional Facility and is being held without bond.

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