Yousif's family members gathered Monday to share food and grieve together at their home in northwest Oklahoma City. His cousin, Fawzi Odetallah, described Yousif as giving, loving and smart.
He leaves behind a young son, Odetallah said.
“He was not a violent person,” Odetallah said. “He was always a person who gives.”
Records show Yousif had recently been in court, but his cousin said the incident was minor. He pleaded not guilty to one count of leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury in September and was scheduled to go to court for a preliminary hearing in October.
Yousif hit a food truck and had not realized it as there was no damage to his car, Odetallah said.
It's the second time in recent years the family has endured a tragedy. In 2009, Yousif's brother, Malic, died in a motorcycle accident, Odetallah said.
The brothers and two other siblings attended Putnam City schools, Odetallah said. Yousif earned a degree in zoology from the University of Oklahoma.
Family members say they are devastated by another senseless tragedy.
“He just shot him for no reason,” said Yousif's mother, Annie Yousif.
“He had just bought a home,” Odetallah said. “He was ready to move forward in his life.”