Alleged shooter in the Grapevine TX Christmas Day massacre identified as Aziz Yazdanpanah, (Aziz “Bob” Yazdanpanah), separated from wife Fatemeh Rahmadi several months ago.
GRAPEVINE TX CHRISTMAS DAY MASSACRE: The family in the horrific Grapevine TX Christmas Day murder-suicide of seven have been identified as the Yazdanpanah family. According to NBCDFW.com, Allison Baum, a friend of of Nargis Yazdanpanah, said her friend’s parents had separated earlier this year. She said 19-year-old Nona Narges Yazdanpanah (Nargis Yazdanpanah) lived with her mother and her 15-year-old brother, Ali Yazdanpanah. The alleged shooter has been identified as Aziz Yazdanpanah (Aziz “Bob” Yazdanpanah), an Iranian-American real estate agent. He had separated from his wife, Fatemeh Rahmadi (Nasrin Rahmati) several months ago, when she moved into the Grapevine apartment where the massacre took place. Aziz Yazdanpanah lived in a foreclosed Colleyville home and was having some financial trouble.
Yazdanpanah also killed his sister-in-law’s family from Irving — Zohreh Rahmaty, 58, was Nasrin’s sister. She was shot along with her husband, Hossein Zarei, 59, and their only child, Sahra Zarei, 22. There are reports Aziz “Bob” Yazdanpanah sent a “weird” text message to a friend on Dec. 4: “What do u call a guy who’s born in Austin and grows up in Dallas and then dies in Grapevine? ……… DEAD.” Police said the murders were premeditated.
Police recovered two weapons on the scene — a Smith and Wesson 915 model 9 mm pistol with a 15-round magazine, and a Glock 23 .40-caliber pistol with a 10-round clip, NBC DFW reports. Further proof that Aziz “Bob” Yazdanpanah, dressed in a Santa suit, meant to do more harm than to spread Christmas cheer.
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