Muhammad Syed arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico Muslim killings

Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said he found the vehicle and arrested his prime suspect in the recent Muslim killings. Police and FBI agents arrested Muhammad Syed, 51. Police consider Syed to be the prime suspect in the recent killings. According to the police, as they were about to search Syed’s house, Syed left the house in the Volkswagen Jetta they were looking for. Once police arrested Syed, they searched his home and vehicle for evidence that linked Syed to the recent murders. Detectives have found evidence that shows Syed knew the victims and that a dispute may have led to the shooting. Syed is charged with the murder of Aftab Hussein on July 26, 2022 and the murder of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain on August 1, 2022. Police said they found bullet casings at the two scenes that connected the two shootings. The weapon that was used in both shootings was found during the search of Syed’s home. Police will work with the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office on possible charges in the August 5, 2022 murder of Naeem Hussain and the November 7, 2021 murder of Mohammad Zaher Ahmadi. What we know about each case Police believe three recent murders and a murder that occurred on November 7, 2021 could potentially be linked. Albuquerque police say the first homicide occurred on November 7, 2021. In this incident, Mohammad Ahmadi was killed outside of a business he and his brother ran at 1401 San Mateo Blvd. Ahmadi was from Afghanistan. Police are working to determine if this murder is linked to three other murders in the city. Albuquerque police said the second homicide occurred on July 26 in southeast Albuquerque. Police identified the victim as Aftab Hussein, 41. Hussein was from Pakistan. The third homicide occurred on August 1. a shooting on Truman Street and Grand Avenue in northeast Albuquerque. When the police arrived, they found Naeem Hussain dead at the scene. Police said the victim was Muslim and from South Asia. Police still aren’t calling it a hate crime, or calling the suspect a serial killer. If you have information about the incident, call Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI. The Albuquerque Police Department has also created a portal for the public to submit any video or photo evidence related to the case. Click here to access the portal. Who are the victims ? Police named three of the four victims who were killed.Mohammad Ahmadi was killed on November 7, 2021.Aftab Hussein was killed on July 26, 2022.Muhammed Afzaal Hussain was killed on August 1.Naeem Hussain was the fourth person killed on August 5. Muhammed Hussain was the director of planning and land use for the city of Española.

Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said he found the vehicle and arrested his prime suspect in the recent Muslim killings.

Police and FBI agents arrested Muhammad Syed, 51. Police consider Syed to be the prime suspect in the recent killings.

According to the police, as they were about to search Syed’s house, Syed left the house in the Volkswagen Jetta they were looking for. Once police arrested Syed, they searched his home and vehicle for evidence that linked Syed to the recent murders.

Detectives have found evidence that shows Syed knew the victims and that a dispute may have led to the shooting.

Syed is charged with the murder of Aftab Hussein on July 26, 2022 and the murder of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain on August 1, 2022.

Police said they found bullet casings at both scenes that connected the two shootings. The weapon that was used in both shootings was found during the search of Syed’s home.

Police will work with the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office on possible charges in the August 5, 2022 murder of Naeem Hussain and the November 7, 2021 murder of Mohammad Zaher Ahmadi.

What we know about each case

Police believe three recent murders and a murder that occurred on November 7, 2021 could potentially be linked.

Albuquerque police say the first homicide occurred Nov. 7, 2021. In that incident, Mohammad Ahmadi was killed outside of a business he and his brother ran at 1401 San Mateo Blvd. Ahmadi was from Afghanistan. Police are working to determine if this murder is linked to three other murders in the city.

Albuquerque police said the second homicide occurred on July 26 in southeast Albuquerque. Police identified the victim as Aftab Hussein, 41. Hussein was from Pakistan.

The third homicide took place on August 1. Police say Muhammed Afzaal Hussain was killed in southeast Albuquerque.

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The fourth homicide took place on August 5. Police said they responded to reports of a shooting on Truman Street and Grand Avenue in northeast Albuquerque. When the police arrived, they found Naeem Hussain dead at the scene. According to the police, the victim was Muslim and originally from South Asia.

Police still aren’t calling it a hate crime, or calling the suspect a serial killer.

If you have information about the incident, call Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

The Albuquerque Police Department has also created a portal for the public to submit any video or photo evidence related to the case. Click here to access the portal.

Who are the victims ?

Police have named three of the four victims who were killed.

  • Mohammad Ahmadi was killed on November 7, 2021.
  • Aftab Hussein was killed on July 26, 2022.
  • Muhammed Afzaal Hussain was killed on August 1.
  • Naeem Hussain was the fourth person killed on August 5.

Muhammed Hussain was the director of planning and land use for the city of Española.

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