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Murder Rates Spiking Dramatically in 20 Major U.S. Cities, Stats Show

Shahriar Zolfaghari was the husband of Georgia assistant attorney general Camila Wright and father of their 1-year-old daughter, Zoya. He was tragically murdered at the beginning of June, but his wife vividly remembers seeing him in their home before his death in the streets of Atlanta.

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Zolfaghari was a stay-at-home dad during the day and worked as a Lyft driver at night. The night he died, he sent Wright a text around midnight saying that he missed her and their daughter. Wright expected him to be home around 2 a.m. But she woke up at 4 a.m. to see that he wasn't there.

"I could've sworn he came home," she told AP. "I was so confused because I really remember him coming home and giving me a kiss."

Worried, she began to attempt to contact him and called detectives she knows through work to help look for him. What police found would change her and her daughter's lives forever.

Zolfaghari had been shot in the upper torso. He was found dead in his car in Atlanta around 1 a.m. and his credit cards and ID were still on him, according to AP. Because he wasn't robbed, police still don't know the motive behind his tragic murder.

A Lyft spokesperson issued a statement saying:

"Our heartfelt sympathies are with the family and loved ones of Shahriar Zolfaghari. Lyft has been working closely with law enforcement and will continue to assist their investigation."

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In this July 30, 2015 picture, a member of the Baltimore Police Department removes crime scene tape from a corner where a victim of a shooting was discovered in Baltimore. Murders are spiking again in Baltimore, three months after Freddie Gray's death in police custody sparked riots. This year's monthly bloodshed has twice reached levels unseen in a quarter-century. In May, Baltimore set a 25-year high of 42 recorded killings. After a brief dip in June, the homicide is soaring again. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In this July 30, 2015 picture, balloons and candles mark a spot where a man was shot earlier in the week, in Baltimore. Murders are spiking again in Baltimore, three months after Freddie Gray's death in police custody sparked riots. This year's monthly bloodshed has twice reached levels unseen in a quarter-century. In May, Baltimore set a 25-year high of 42 recorded killings. After a brief dip in June, the homicide is soaring again. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Police patrol a downtown street Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in St. Louis. With the city facing an increase in violent crime, including homicides, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to assist policing downtown, a patrol official said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A Baltimore Police officer follows a man, who screamed "Let me in! I'm going in!" before crossing the yellow tape and walking into the crime scene on the 100 block of Upmanor Road, in Baltimore, where a young boy and a 31-year-old woman were shot and killed, Thursday, May 28, 2015. In the month since Freddie Gray died and the city erupted in civil unrest, Baltimore has seen its murder rate skyrocket. There have been 36 murders in May alone. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
This July 30, 2015 picture shows a blighted home in west Baltimore. Murders are spiking again in Baltimore, three months after Freddie Gray's death in police custody sparked riots. This year's monthly bloodshed has twice reached levels unseen in a quarter-century. In May, Baltimore set a 25-year high of 42 recorded killings. After a brief dip in June, the homicide is soaring again. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Investigators look over a New Orleans Police department vehicle in which one officer was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner in New Orleans, Saturday, June 20, 2015. The New Orleans Police Department said Officer Daryle Holloway was shot while transporting Travis Boys, who managed to get his handcuffed hands from behind his back to the front, grab a firearm and shoot the officer. A manhunt was underway for the 33-year-old Boys, according to Police Chief Michael Harrison. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Police and K-9 search the area where a New Orleans Police officer was shot and killed in his vehicle while transporting a prisoner in New Orleans, Saturday, June 20, 2015. The prisoner remains at large. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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