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EXCLUSIVE: Sisters of suspect shot by Eugene police speak out

The man’s sisters, Tasmiyah Sharif and Fajr Sharif, shared that their brother, 26-year old Muhsin Sharif, needs to be allowed legal representation.

Posted: Dec 2, 2020 12:28 PM
Updated: Dec 2, 2020 6:16 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Family members identified the man who was shot by Eugene police on Monday as Muhsin Sharif, 26. They say he remains in critical condition at RiverBend Hospital.

Sharif's sisters, Tasmiyah Sharif and Fajr Sharif, spoke exclusively with KEZI 9 News from their home in Pennsylvania. They are demanding transparency and accountability.

“There has absolutely been zero communication between the police and our family. Absolutely zero. At this point right now, all we know is that they have him at the hospital. He had surgery. He was shot by the police,” they said.

After multiple calls to the hospital, they say they received a call from someone at the hospital with more information about his condition. However, they are furious that their brother is not allowed to speak to or see anyone.

“They called my dad and told my dad that he's been shot by the police and there was an incident involving a domestic incident," the sisters said. "They’re telling us he got shot in the shoulder, and then he got shot in the hip. So, the first surgery was on the bullet in the shoulder. They removed the bullet successfully. They were able to do a successful surgery, but he's still in critical condition though."

Officers responded to a report of domestic violence in Eugene Monday morning, and Sharif was shot after police said he advanced on them with a knife.

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The sisters said their brother was visiting Oregon to see his child and mother of his child. They got into an argument and had the police called on him by the mother of his child.

“The public doesn't even know that he’s in the hospital. So if he goes missing today or tomorrow. They’re not even going to know he was in there," the sisters said.

They are demanding action be taken.

“He is a mental health patient. So for them to even go and shoot him, and I'm sure they could tell that he was in a moment of stress," the sisters said.

This is a developing story. Stay with KEZI 9 News for the latest.

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