Police identifies suspect in the killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico

Arrest of crime suspect. (Source: Malukuterkini)

Jakarta, IO – Serial killer targeting Muslims over a period of nine months in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, has made the Islamic community in the city restless. But police have made a progress in the case by arresting a man they alleged is the prime suspect.

Police identified an Albuquerque resident named Muhammad Syed, aged 51, as a suspect. He was formally charged with the murder of Aftab Hussein (41) and Muhammad Afzaal Hussain (27), both are from Pakistan and members of the same mosque.

“They were killed on July 26 and August 1, respectively, but he is also suspected in the other two killings,” said Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina, as reported by Tempo, Wednesday (10/8).

The latest victim Nayeem Hussain (25), a truck driver who just became a US citizen on July 8 was fatally shot just hours after attending the funeral for the two recent victims on Friday (5/8). While the first victim, identified as Mohammad Ahmadi (62), an Afghan citizen, was slain on November 7 last year.