Attorney Claims Uncle of Chattanooga Shooter Just a Businessman

The attorney for a maternal uncle who hosted the Chattanooga shooter in Jordan for a few months last year says the unclue is a businessman with no links to any militant groups. But a Jordanian official says the uncle is under investigation over the shooter's time with him there. According to a person close to his family, Asaad Ibrahim Asaad Haj Ali took in his nephew, the now-deceased Mohamad Youssef Abdulazeez, under a mutual agreement with his parents to help him get away from drugs, alcohol and a group of friends they considered to be a bad influence. The uncle has been detained since Friday, a day after Abdulazeez killed four Marines and a sailor in attacks on two military sites in Tennessee. A Jordanian official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters, said Wednesday that authorities are "trying to get as much information as possible" from Haj Ali.



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