Incident Summary:

09/15/2001: Mark Anthony Stroman shot and killed Waqar Hasan, a Muslim immigrant from Pakistan, in Hasan's convenience store in Dallas, Texas, United States. Stroman, a white supremacist and self-described former member of Aryan Brotherhood, targeted Hasan because he perceived him to be Middle Eastern and intended to retaliate for the recent al Qa'ida attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. This was the first of three armed assaults carried out by Stroman in less than three weeks. He was arrested on October 5, 2001 and ultimately convicted, sentenced, and executed on July 20, 2011.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
10819 Elam Rd, Pleasant Grove

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Mom's Grocery
Specific Description Waqar Hasan, 46, Muslim immigrant from Pakistan
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The type of firearm used was not specified. Stroman used a shotgun and handgun in this other attacks, and possessed automatic weapons.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Stroman reportedly planned at least one additional attack, targeting a mall in Dallas with automatic weapons. Hasan had an open application for permanent residency at the time of his death.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
White supremacists/nationalists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Bill Mears, "Texas man executed for post-9/11 murder," CNN, July 20, 2011.
Dianne Solis, "Widow, daughters of man slain in 9/11 hate crime in Dallas become Americans," Associated Press (Dallas Morning News), March 17, 2012.
Robert E. Pierre, "Victims of Hate, Now Feeling Forgotten," Washington Post, September 14, 2002.