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New Mexico man arrested for killing four Muslim men, police say

Police detain man involved in murder of multiple Muslim men of South Asian descent from Albuquerque.

Image: Muslim Men Shootings Being Investigated In New Mexico
Assistant Inspector Chief Cecily Barker has a flyer with a picture of a car being wanted in connection with the August 7, 2022 murder of a Muslim man in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Adolphe Pierre-Louis / Albuquerque Journal via ZUMA Press

New Mexico Several Muslim men were killed in Albuquerque in what they called a "prime suspect," officials said Tuesday.

"We tracked a vehicle believed to be involved in the recent murder of a Muslim man in Albuquerque," Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medinasaid in a statement. His hands are bound and he is the prime suspect in the murder.”

Since November, four South Asian Muslim men have been murdered, sparking unrest in the Albuquerque community. there is

Shortly after Medina's statement, Mayor Tim Keller thanked local, state and federal law enforcement agencies working on the case.

"We hope their swift action will bring reassurance to so many people experiencing the horrors of recent shootings," Keller said in a statement..

Police issued an alert on Sunday and found a gray or silver Volkswagen Jetta, a "vehicle of interest."

The latest fatal shooting occurred just before midnight Friday on the edge of a community known as the International District, southeast of downtown, police said. The victim was identified as Naeem Hussein.

The first attack, possibly related to violence, occurred on 7 November. 62-year-old Mohammad Ahmadi's body was found in the parking lot behind the halal butcher shop he ran with his brother.

His two other murders were the murder of Pakistani immigrant Aftab Hussein, 41, on July 26, and Muhammad al-Hussein, 27, near the University of New Mexico. Monday's killing, officials said.

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David K. Li is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.

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