By Paul Gessler

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A refugee who fled war in Syria is among the latest Baltimore homicide victims.

Khaled Heeba’s family said he was killed just before Friday prayer, while he was delivering pizza in west Baltimore.

“If you know him, you had to love him, because that’s the type of good person he was,” said Kimberly Mcmanaway, who worked with Khaled.

Khaled Heeba

His co-workers at Vizzini’s Pizza said he was beyond a delivery driver.

“He was our friend and family. You couldn’t have a better person that what you had in Khaled. Why somebody would do this, I don’t know,” Mcmanaway said.

Police said they don’t know how the incident started, but that Khaled was out on delivery at the time.

“Putting in a hard day’s work and he didn’t come home. Help us figure it out,” said Baltimore Police Detective Donny Moses.

Police on Monday showed WJZ a video of the person they said is the killer who shot Khaled on the run.

“The suspect was an unknown male, who looked to be about 5’9″ with a slim build, who was dressed in all black,” Det. Moses said.

Through a translator, Khaled’s parents said he was a family man, worked hard to pay off his house, not far from where he was killed.

“I have not seen any of the refugees who was as hard-working as him. And he’s a very good family man to his mother and father,” said Raghad Bushnag, with Mozaic DMV.

Raghad Bushnaq works with a group that helps refugees resettle. Khaled and his family fled the war in Syria seven years ago. They left Damascus for Egypt and arrived in the U.S. three years ago.

“He is a man with high character. He has a tender heart. He helps everyone. He goes out of his way to help people,” Bushnaq said.

“This is the life we live in right now. This is a war zone here. Do you leave your country to come here and ours is a war zone. Everybody’s killing someone around the corner that you know.” Mcmanaway said.

Making things tougher for the Heeba family, his mother said her oldest son is in Germany right now and cannot come to be with his family because of the travel ban affecting Syrians.

Anyone with information on Khaled’s murder is urged to call police.

Paul Gessler

Comments (43)
  1. Chris .Appel says:

    Obamas sons welcome a hard working refugee?

  2. Rick Oringel says:

    I wonder if his late Congressman would have cared about this incident.

  3. cleo48 says:

    Libbies don’t live in dey Sanctuary cities
    No more.
    Dey get up tight every night,
    Bullets in da townhouse door.
    Da homeless don’t got no place to pee
    So dey whips it right out on his boulevard tree.
    Libby don’t live in dat Sanctuary city
    No more.

    Libby don’t drive in dat Sanctuary city
    No more.
    He get car-jacked drivin’ to da neighborhood
    Liquor store.
    Shawna still loves her coke and rum,
    But she sits alone cause her Libbie don’t come.
    Libby don’t drive in dat Sanctuary city
    No more.

    Livin in some damn section 8 shack,
    Feedin’ her kids from a paper sack.
    She gonna see da case worker
    An’ she be right back.

    Libby don’t live in dat Sanctuary city
    No more.
    He got shot tight, Friday nite,
    Bled out on da danceroom floor.
    Libby spit out his fine cigar,
    But we know you smokin wherever you are.
    Libby don’t live in dat Sancuary city
    No more.

  4. Plum Crazy says:

    Wonder if the person who ordered the pizza expected a free pizza because it didn’t get there within a certain amount of time? Actually, I know that area and I’m actually surprised that they delivered pizza there. This is hardcore ghetto territory.

  5. Tony Dean says:

    Oh that’s Baltimore for you: murders, robberies, filth, noise, murders, burglaries, murders….did I mention murders? But, of course, it’s all caused by a lack-of-opportunity-in-the-community, right?

  6. Sam Smith says:

    Why would anyone be a Democrat. Dems can’t run anything but an election propaganda machine, how do they expect to run the country?

  7. Phil McCrackin says:

    It’s a Confederate statue’s fault.

  8. Teddy Clarke says:

    Syria was probably safer than Baltimore.

    1. Im Broken says:


  9. Lt Dan says:

    its Trumps fault, if he didn’t get elected the Baltimore representation could have spent more time dealing with the citys issues instead of dedicating 100% of their time of the last 3 years trying to impeach Trump…

    1. David Yankovic says:

      If Obama was President while this happened, you Repugnants would say “what’s he doing about crime?” But Orange Julius Ceasar gets a pass for everything. I hope he wins again too just to make Putin happy!

      1. Phil McCrackin says:

        So you are whinging about Trump getting a “pass” because he isn’t getting blamed by the “news” for the result of Democrat rule of Baltimore since 1967? I think Democrats get all the credit for what Baltimore has become. It’s not like Democrats don’t have a track record of such “successes.”

  10. John Merchlinski says:

    Liberals ruined everything they touch City after City organization after organization ( BSA for one ).

    1. piotr Baggonovich says:

      Yeah!! Like that damn cesspool NYC…. Oops…lowest crime rate since 27 years ago. Ok, maybe a red state like Tennessee? Oops.. Twice the national average! Maybe it’s more complicated than who is in charge politically??

  11. tommhan says:

    Not a smart idea to move from one war zone to another war zone.

  12. maddddoggg says:

    Trump should designate Baltimore a “S#!+ Hole City.”

  13. John Oakman says:

    DimoRats doing what they do best.

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