Mohd Shams threatens to kill family, assaults wife during altercation

Mohd Shams threatens to kill family, assaults wife during altercation

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31-year-old Mohd Shams had a domestic incident with his wife, Susan Raufi, at their shared Amalie Drive residence on January 25th. On January 31st, Raufi went to the Family Safety Center and reported that Shams had a history of abusing her. She advised that on January 25th, he confronted her regarding a testimony she was supposed to provide to an immigration officer. Shams told her that if she did not lie to them, he would kill her and her son. Raufi stated she took the threats seriously due to the alleged abuse history. Raufi tried to run from Shams and hide in her bedroom, but he forced his way into the room. Shams grabbed her and yelled at her before slapping her, asking if she understood what he was saying regarding lying to the immigration officers. Raufi told them that the slap to her head caused her to feel dizzy, and her shoulders were sore from when he grabbed her. Shams was taken into custody for domestic assault.

Mohd Shams (MNPD)
Mohd Shams (MNPD)

Mohd I Shams was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on January 31st, charged with domestic assault. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000.

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