Police have arrested a suspect in connection with thekilling of fourMuslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Albuquerque police said Tuesday afternoon they had tracked down the Volkswagen sedan with tinted windows that the suspect was allegedly driving in the recent murder.
According to police, the driver of the car is in custody and is the 'prime suspect' in all four murders.
This wanted poster was released by Albuquerque Police on August 7, 2022.
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Islam was killed in what police described as a possible series of murders. Four Muslim men died.
The most recent murder occurred on Friday when Naeem Hussain, 25, from Pakistan, was gunshot wounded near Truman Street and Grand He Avenue in Albuquerque's Highlands Business District on Friday. was found dead by He said.
25-year-old Naeem Hussain, confirmed for murder of Muslim man is the fourth victim of Albuquerque.
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Muhammad Afzal Hussein, A 27-year-old man was shot dead on August 1, and Aftab Hussein, 41, was found shot dead on July 26, police said. Both are from Pakistan.
This undated photo released by the city of Espanola depicts Muhammad Afzar Hussein , 27, a planning and land use officer who was killed on August 1, 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hussein was one of his four victims in a series of murders of Muslim men in New Mexico's largest city, and the deaths have sent ripples of terror into religious circles. Nationwide.
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Mohammad Ahmadi, A Muslim man from Afghanistan was killed outside the business he and his brother ran last November, police said.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has sent additional state police to assist the Albuquerque Police Department and the FBI, she announced Saturday.
Albuquerque-based ABC affiliate KOAT reported that the community "has never experienced anything like this before," Ahmad Acedo, director of the Islamic Center in New Mexico, said Saturday. said at a press conference.
"This is a really surreal time for us. We fear for the safety of our children and families," Ased said.
Ahmad Asedo, chairman of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, speaking at a press conference
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Albuquerque Police are expected to provide an update on the suspect's arrest Tuesday afternoon.
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