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Man shot, killed in overnight Midlothian home invasion

Farzad Sultani Farzad Sultani

An intruder shot and killed a man in his Midlothian home overnight, according to Chesterfield Police.

Police received a call for a home invasion around 3 a.m. Monday on Little Pond Lane near Old Buckingham Road. Detectives found Farzad Sultani, 27, shot by an intruder. He was taken to Johnston-Willis Hospital, then transferred to VCU Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries.

Alex Holm says he lives behind the victim, and heard the shots through an open window. 

"I woke up to a little bit of bantering, sounded like a struggle. So I went to my window just listening to see what it was and about 10-15 seconds later after all that it was the gunshot," said Holm.
Police have not made any arrests or released a possible motive, but detectives do not believe the killing was a random act.

Sultani's friends visited the crime scene Monday morning and said they were shocked by his death. Sultani's parents were killed when their home in Afghanistan was bombed, according to his friends.

"He had hopes. He was trying to make it, but look after his family," said Taj Nabi. "Farzad Sultani was a good person, period. He was a good friend, a good family member. He was a respected person. He touched a lot of people wherever you went."

Sultani lived with his siblings, according to police. Friends say they moved here for a better life and Sultani worked in construction to help provide for the family. They say he went bowling weekly with friends and didn't believe he was involved in anything that would lead to this attack. 

Officers are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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