He has a daughter and is a friend of Walid Karim. He greets Walid and tells him that the Russian military is looking for resistance fighter in the town. He tells Walid to get out of the town, but Walid tells him that he needs to get his son Hadir. As they are heading down a street. Russian soldiers arrive on a truck and begin shooting at civilians and Shadi is seen getting hit by the gunfire.