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'First suspect' arrested in murder of four Muslim men

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

Investigators tracked down a Volkswagen sedan with tinted windows that was allegedly driven by a suspect in a recent murder, Albuquerque police said Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, the driver of the car is in custody and is the 'prime suspect' in all four murders.

PHOTO: This wanted poster released on Aug 7, 2022, by the Albuquerque Police Department shows a vehicle suspected of being used as a conveyance in the recent homicides of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, N.M.

This wanted poster was issued by Albuquerque Police on August 7, 2022. Published. Suspected vehicle used as transport in recent murder of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, NJ

Via AP Albuquerque Police Department

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

The most recent murder occurred on Friday when Naeem Hussain, 25, from Pakistan, died of gunshot wounds near Truman Street and Grand Avenue in Albuquerque's Highlands Business District on Friday. It was discovered that He said.

PHOTO: Naeem Hussain, 25, is the fourth victim identified in the killings of Muslim men in Albuquerque.

25-year-old Naeem Hussain, confirmed for murder of Muslim man is the fourth victim of Albuquerque.

Obtained from ABC News

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.

PHOTO: This undated photo released by the City of Espanola shows Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, a planning and land use director who was killed in Albuquerque, N.M., on Aug. 1, 2022.

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.

City of Espanola via AP

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," said Ahmad Acedo, director of the Islamic Center in New Mexico on 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.

PHOTO: Ahmad Assed, president of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, speaks at a news conference about the murders of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, Aug. 7, 2022.

New Mexico Islamic Center President Ahmad Ased speaks at a press conference

Adria Malcolm/The New York Times via Redux

Albuquerque Police are expected to provide an update on the suspect's arrest Tuesday afternoon.

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