Police imagine the son of the prime suspect in the killings of 4 Muslim males might have performed a task in the murders, which have shaken the Muslim neighborhood in New Mexico’s largest metropolis.
Cellphone information exhibits Shaheen Syed, 21, was in the identical “general area” of Albuquerque as his father on the time of the Aug. 5 killing of 25-year-old trucking entrepreneur Naeem Hussain, in accordance to a submitting by federal prosecutors for a Monday detention listening to throughout which Syed was denied bail.
Syed’s lawyer John Anderson mentioned the allegations have been “exceedingly thin and speculative.”
Police final week charged Shaheen Syed’s father, Muhammad Syed, 51, with two of the murders and linked the 4 killings to private grudges, presumably fueled by intra-Muslim sectarian hatred. Shaheen Syed was arrested final week on federal firearms prices for offering a false tackle.
“Law enforcement officers also have recently discovered evidence that appears to tie the defendant, Shaheen Syed, to these killings,” the submitting mentioned.
Agents imagine Shaheen Syed noticed Naeem Hussain leaving an Aug. 5 funeral service for 2 of the murdered Muslim males, based mostly on FBI evaluation of cell tower information. He then adopted Hussain to the realm of a car parking zone the place he was shot lifeless.
“Telephone calls between Muhammad Atif Syed and the defendant (Shaheen Syed) would be consistent with quick surveillance calls, both before and after the shooting,” the submitting mentioned.
Prosecutors didn’t present proof on the opposite shootings.
Imtiaz Hussain mentioned he believed not less than two individuals have been concerned in the Aug. 1 homicide of his brother Muhammad Afzaal Hussain.
A pistol and rifle have been used to shoot Afzaal Hussain, a metropolis planning director, 15 instances in round 15 to 20 seconds, in accordance to police data and Imtiaz.
“For one suspect it’s troublesome to use two weapons in that quick an interval,“ mentioned Imtiaz Hussain.
The victims Naeem Hussain and Afzaal Hussain weren’t associated.
Muhammad Syed, an Afghan refugee, has been charged with killing Afzaal Hussain, who was from Pakistan, and cafe supervisor Aftab Hussein, 41, who had ties to Afghanistan and Pakistan. A fourth man, grocery store proprietor Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, was shot lifeless on Nov. 7, 2021.
Police have mentioned they’re working with prosecutors on potential prices for the murders of Naeem Hussain and Ahmadi.