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The Latest: Officials: Suspect, 31-year-old man from California

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Latest on the AMERICAN citizen arrested by the Mexican authorities in last week’s shooting of an AMERICAN consular officer in Guadalajara:

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Prosecutors say that an AMERICAN citizen arrested by the Mexican authorities in last week’s shooting of an AMERICAN consular officer in Guadalajara is a 31-year-old man from Chino Hills, California.

U. S. attorney’s office spokesman Joshua Stueve, says Zia Zafar is a first appearance Tuesday afternoon in U. S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia.

The office of the federal attorney general in Mexico said in a statement late Monday that the suspect was executed in cooperation with the AMERICAN authorities and in accordance with the Mexican law. It said that the Mexican authorities would continue their investigation into the shooting.

An explanation for the arrest unsealed Tuesday identified the victim as a consular officer Christopher Ashcraft. He said that he is recovering from a medical facility in Guadalajara. The statement was filed with the federal court in the near of Washington.

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The AMERICAN citizen arrested by the Mexican authorities in last week’s shooting of an AMERICAN consular officer in Guadalajara, has arrived in the United States for a criminal prosecution.

U. S. attorney’s office spokesman Joshua Stueve, says Zia Zafar is a first appearance Tuesday afternoon in U. S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia.

The office of the federal attorney general in Mexico said in a statement late Monday that the suspect was executed in cooperation with the AMERICAN authorities and in accordance with the Mexican law. It said that the Mexican authorities would continue their investigation into the shooting.

An explanation for the arrest unsealed Tuesday identified the victim as a consular officer Christopher Ashcraft. He said that he is recovering from a medical facility in Guadalajara. The statement was filed with the federal court in the near of Washington.

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This story has been corrected to indicate that the consular officer’s last name is Ashcraft, not Ashcroft.

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