'Primary Suspect' in Murders of Muslim Men Arrested: Chief
Share this @internewscast.com

‘Vehicle of interest’ in recent deaths of 4 Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

An Arizona police chief announced on Tuesday that officers arrested a “primary suspect” in the separate murders of four Muslim men. Though cops have not suggested a motive as of yet, they highlighted the victims’ religious background and noted they were each from South Asia — either Pakistan or Afghanistan.

“We tracked down the vehicle believed to be involved in a recent murder of a Muslim man in Albuquerque,” Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said. “The driver was detained and he is our primary suspect for the murders. We will update the media later this afternoon.”

Police have said that they believe four murders of Muslim men dating back to Nov. 7 could be connected.

Going in chronological order, Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, was killed that Nov. 7 outside of a business that he and his brother ran at 1401 San Mateo Blvd., N.W., cops said. He was from Afghanistan.

Aftab Hussein, 41, was killed on July 26, officers said.

Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, died on Monday, Aug. 1.

Hussein and Hussain were both killed in Southeast Albuquerque, near Central Avenue, officers said. Both were from Pakistan.

Then on Friday, just before midnight, officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Truman Street and Grand Avenue, cops said. A man was found dead. He was later identified as Naeem Hussain, 25, who is originally from Pakistan.

Local business owner Mula Akbar said Naeem had attended Hussein’s and Hussain’s burials, according to Reuters.

Police have previously said Ahmadi, Hussein, and Hussain were ambushed.

“I am angered and saddened by the horrific killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque,” President Joe Biden wrote Sunday. “While we await a full investigation, my prayers are with the victims’ families, and my Administration stands strongly with the Muslim community. These hateful attacks have no place in America.”

In seeking a suspect, Albuquerque cops on Sunday released images of a “vehicle of interest.”

Now cops say they found the car.

[Image via Albuquerque Police Department]

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like

Death toll in school shooting in Russia rises to 13, including 7 children

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a school in central…

Mali prime minister lashes out at France, UN, regional bloc

Mali’s prime minister lashed out Saturday at former colonizer France, the U.N.…

9/25: Strassman, Patta, Aguilar – CBS News

9/25: Strassman, Patta, Aguilar – CBS News Watch CBS News This week…

Sixty Labour Members at Event Slamming King as ‘White Privileged Male’

Sixty Labour members including a Member of Parliament attended a ‘Labour for…

Yareni Rios-Gonzalez Patrol Vehicle Train Crash Footage

Police in Colorado released body cam and dashboard footage of a train…

Ethan Crumbley Was Well-Known Danger, Victim’s Attorney Says

Ethan Robert Crumbley, 15, appears in a 2021 mugshot released by the…

Enraged NASCAR Driver Throws Punches at Rivals Head at Virginia Raceway

Video of NASCAR racer Andrew Grady throwing a volley of haymakers at…

Politics impede long-advocated growth of UN Security Council

TANZANIA – Virtually everyone involved agrees: Almost eight decades after it came…