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UPDATE: Victim in fatal overnight shooting on University Drive identified

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

Police have identified the man killed in the University Terrace neighborhood after an apparent argument turns to gunfire.

Authorities say they responded to a home in the 7600 block of University Drive just before 1 a.m. Monday, to find the body of 32-year-old Khurram Amir, dead from a gunshot wound to the neck.

Neighbors say Amir and his family - including two young children - had lived in the home for several years and residents don't believe this was a random act of violence.

Nearby residents recall hearing a loud argument, then a single gunshot.

Shreveport Police say they're not ruling anything out as they search for a suspect, but often in homicides, the victim knows the offender in some capacity.

"So really when we talk about violent crimes or homicides, it's not such a matter of geography as it is who you know and what you're doing," explains SPD Chief Administrative Assistant, Bill Goodin.

Amir is no stranger to law enforcement, though, having been charged with felony theft in May 2011, after police surveillance caught him receiving 8,600 gallons of stolen gasoline at his Mansfield Rd. gas station.

Investigators say Amir paid $9,500 for the stolen fuel, which prompted them to search his business and home on University Dr.

Police say they seized $19,577 during those searches.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about who may have been involved in the altercation with Amir to call Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crimestoppers at (318) 673-7373.

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