Charitable Arm of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce

WXYZ-TV: $50,000 reward offered in murder of Detroit liquor store owner


Posted: 05/01/2012

DETROIT (WXYZ) – The AFPD Foundation is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction
of whoever killed Medicine Chest Liquor Store owner Faraj “Fred” Dally.

Dally was shot and killed Tuesday morning as he was about to open his store in the 9000 block of Dexter on Detroit’s west side.

According to witnesses, Dally pulled up in a navy blue jeep and was gunned down before he reached the front door of the store,
a mere 15 feet away. The suspect was seen taking something from the jeep, presumably cash.

Dally, who neighbors call “Freddie” was shot in the head. They say he was always helping everyone in the neighborhood and
was good about extending credit.

Dally is also a former AFPD Chairman.

“This is sad loss for our AFPD family and the entire community,” said Auday Arabo, president and CEO of AFPD. “We must do something about the on-going violence our store owners face while operating businesses in Detroit. Fred has been operating his store since the 70s when the area was bustling with business.

Today, he was among the few businesses servicing the community in this area. He was truly committed to the revitalization of Detroit and stayed in the city even when everyone around him was fleeing.”

An employee normally helps Dally open on weekdays. She was across the street at a Coney Island when she heard two shots. She came out of the restaurant to see Dally down on the pavement and the suspects leaving the scene.

The shooter is described as a black male, 190 lbs, 5’8″-5’10″ wearing a black hoodie, jeans and a scarf over his face. There is no description of the driver at this time. The two were in a black Dodge Journey.

Some believe Dally may have been targeted because he often carries large amounts of cash on the first of the month after cashing the store’s checks.

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Facts about the Chaldean Community:

Launched in 2006 as the charitable arm of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, the CCF was established to address the rising Iraqi refugee crisis.

The Chaldean Community Foundation provides a multitude of services including housing assistance, English as a second language training, immigration consulting, and employment assistance and training.

The Chaldean Community Foundation services more than 6,000 people each fiscal year.

The Chaldean Community Foundation funds a variety of charitable programs. Because of the support of our members, the foundation has donated more than $300,000 to good works.

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Chaldean Community Foundation has established a Refugee Emergency Fund.

The Foundation hosts two major events throughout the year: the annual community Golf Outing and the Chaldean Festival, held in conjunction with the City of Southfield.

The Chaldean Community Foundation has provided more than $300,000 in charitable contributions to various organizations where Chaldeans live, work and worship.

The Foundation has supported and been a part of several initiatives, including workplace development, economic development, refugee assistance, cultural competency training and charitable giving.

The Chaldean Community Foundation provides cultural competency training to corporations and municipalities providing a brief history, an overview of Chaldean culture, faith and language, and the contributions of the community in the United States.

The recent Iraq war has threatened the permanent removal of Chaldeans from their ancestral homeland.

Refugee Mental
Health Services

Supplies much-needed mental health services to Iraqi refugees and others in Southeast Michigan

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Refugee Acculturation & Sustainability Training

Helps refugees of the Iraq War and subsequent religious persecution to acculturate and become less dependent on federal and state subsidies and services

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Breaking Barriers

Provides assistance and advocacy to the disabled.

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Chaldean Loan Fund

ChaldeanLoanFund_LogoProvides low-interest loans to help refugees purchase a car.

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Provides free or reduced cost healthcare to Iraqi Christian and Chaldean refugees without medical insurance though the Chaldean American Association of Health Professionals (CAAHP)

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Waad Murad
Advocacy Fund

Offers a cash reward up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the assailant(s) of violent crimes perpetuated against businesspeople

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Karim Khamarko Memorial Scholarship Fund

baba3 (2)Established in 2012 in honor of Karim Khamarko, who was murdered in 2010 in his place of business, the fund gives scholarship assistance to Chaldean American high school students who have demonstrated academic success… Read more