Arslan Tajammul, a 30-year-old optometrist, was shot about 5:30 a.m. Sunday around the corner from the southwest Houston mosque, during what police said appeared to be an attempted robbery.
Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties said Tajammul was standing next to his vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex on the 6700 block of DeMoss Drive at the time of the incident.
Kaleem Siddiqui of the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Tajammul was on his way to the mosque for morning prayers. Senties said he could not verify that information.
Authorities found no evidence to suggest the attack was a hate crime and had yet to determine the number of suspects as of Monday.