Nancy Ajram's husband shoots intruder dead in their home

Nancy Ajram's husband shoots intruder dead in their home
A black-clad intruder was shot dead by Dr Fadi El Hachem, the husband of superstar singer Nancy Ajram, in the couple's home in Lebanon.
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05 January, 2020
Nancy Ajram sustained injuries during the exchange of gunfire [Getty]
A masked intruder who on Sunday morning broke into the home of Lebanese pop singer Nancy Ajram was shot dead by her husband, Fadi El Hachem, Lebanese media have reported. 

Syrian national Mohammad Al-Mousa approached the superstar's luxury villa, perched on a hilly region of Keserwan, in the central Mount Lebanon Governate, armed with a handgun.  

Three private security guards assigned to the home of one of the most popular performers in the Arab world were powerless as the invader brandished his weapon, securing entry into the property, according to officials now leading the investigation. 

With the black-clad thief walking freely inside, Ajram's husband Dr Fadi El Hachem was forced to negotiate.

Dr Hachem pleaded that he leave the family home and offered him large sums of money in exchange, An-Nahar reported.

Yet Al-Mousa paid no attention his appeals, threatening to kill anyone who dared obstruct him. He then advanced toward the bedroom where the couple's young daughters slept. 

At this point, Dr Hachem resolved to take matters in his own hands.

Read more: Watch: Lebanese pop diva Nancy Ajram arrives in Saudi Arabia 

A brief exchange of gunfire between the two resulted in the death of Al-Mousa and injured Ajram, one of the most famous female performers in the Middle East 

A picture circulating on social media shows her face hidden by her hair, while she is comforted on a couch in the couples' home, in the aftermath of the shooting.

Police were immediately called to the scene, according to Al-Quds. Ghada Oun, public prosecutor of the Mount Lebanon governate, issued an arrest warrant for Dr Hachem.
Security officials investigating the incident are likely to consider Dr Hachem's actions as a use of reasonable force to defend his wife and their children. 

In 2010, Ajram was announced as the bestselling Middle Eastern female singer of the 21st Century's first decade, and in 2019 she was declared the region's most popular celebrity figure, with nearly 18 million followers on Instagram.

In June last year, Ajram made headlines with her first concert in Saudi Arabia, where the kingdom ended a decades-long ban on live music.

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