Federal prosecutors: Murder suspect’s son tied to killings of Muslim men

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The investigation into the murders of four Muslim men in Albuquerque is rapidly unfolding. Newly-filed federal documents allege the son of the man charged in two of those murders played a role in the killings as well.

Shaheen Syed, the son of Muhammad Syed, is not being charged with the murders – but federal prosecutors argue he is a danger to the community and needs to be kept in jail.

Shaheen, who is also known as Maiwand, was arrested earlier this week for allegedly providing a false address when he bought a gun last year. However, now federal prosecutors say there’s evidence that shows Shaheen is tied to those two murders.

According to federal court documents, there is cell phone data that puts both Shaheen and Muhammad at the scene of the fourth and most recent homicide – the ambush killing of Naeem Hussain. Muhammad has not been charged in that homicide at this time, but police had previously said he was the lead suspect.

Investigators said evidence shows the Volkswagen sedan linked to the case followed Naeem after the join funeral services for the second and third victims – Aftab Hussein and Muhammad Afzaal Hussain. Later that night, police reportedly found Naeem dead in his car, which was parking outside the building housing Lutheran Family Services. Naeem was shot in the head.

The court documents also point to someone trying to hide evidence – the hubcaps of the Volkswagen sedan were found in a dumpster, and Syed’s car did not have hubcaps when they found it.

In addition to that, investigators said they found one of the two guns connected to the murders in Shaheen’s bedroom. They also called him a “serial liar.”

In the new court documents, there are also new details about Shaheen allegedly beating his teenage sister. Investigators said she went into CYFD custody following one of the beatings.

This is a developing story. Stay with KOB 4 Eyewitness News and KOB.com for updates.

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Author: Tommy Lopez | KOB

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