Friends in Iraq, enemies in America: Toma Yousef shot at man he believed was stealing his wife

PEORIA, AZ - Families that knew each other in Iraq but became enemies in America led one elderly man to shoot at another to show his manhood.

According to court documents, 68-year-old Toma Davoud Yousef went to the Peoria home of a man he knew from Iraq to accuse him of sending his wife a letter and a gift.

The man denied sending anything to Yousef's wife, and it turned into a heated argument over what a "real man" is, right in front of the man's son and daughter.

Yousef left the home yelling several times, "I'll show you what a real man is."

Police say about 30 minutes later, Yousef returned to the home near 87th and Peoria avenues and opened the front door saying, "I'll show you what a real man is," as he reached for handgun in his waistband.

The man's son closed the door as Yousef fired, but the bullet went through the door, hitting the man's daughter in the breast. Police later found the bullet in the kitchen stove, and the shooting victim was treated at the hospital and released.

Witnesses got Yousef's license plate number and reported it to police, who eventually found Yousef at a relatives home near 104th and Olive avenues.

Yousef told police he returned to the victim's home with the intention to "stop (him) by power from further insulting him and his family." 

Yousef has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault.

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