‘Prime suspect’ arrested in Albuquerque murders of 4 Muslim men


Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Investigators have located the Volkswagen sedan with tinted windows believed to have been driven by the suspect in the latest homicide, the Albuquerque Police Department said Tuesday afternoon.

The driver of the car has been arrested and is the “prime suspect” in all four murders, police said.

This wanted poster released on August 7, 2022 by the Albuquerque Police Department shows a vehicle suspected of being used as transportation in the recent homicides of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Police Department via AP

Four Muslim men were killed in what police described as a possible series of murders.

The most recent murder took place on Friday, when Naeem Hussain, a 25-year-old Pakistani man, was found dead of a gunshot wound Friday near Truman Street and Grand Avenue in the Highland Business district of Albuquerque, the city said. police.

Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, was found shot dead on August 1, and Aftab Hussein, 41, on July 26, police said. Both men are from Pakistan.

Mohammad Ahmadi, a Muslim from Afghanistan, was killed outside a business he ran with his brother last November, police said.

PHOTO: Ahmad Assed, president of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, speaks during a press conference about the killing of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, August 7, 2022.

Ahmad Assed, president of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, speaks during a press conference about the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, August 7, 2022.

Adria Malcolm/The New York Times via Redux

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has sent additional state troopers to provide support to the Albuquerque Police Department and the FBI, she announced Saturday.

The community has “never experienced anything like this before,” Ahmad Assed, president of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, said at a news conference Saturday, Albuquerque ABC affiliate KOAT reported.

“It’s really a surreal time for us. We fear for the safety of our children, our families,” Assed said.

Albuquerque police are expected to provide additional updates on the suspect’s arrest Tuesday afternoon.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.

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