American Man Charged for Attempted Assassination of US Diplomat to Mexico

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On Sunday, Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office said in a statement that the detained suspect of shooting of the U.S. consulate employee is a USA citizen and is set to be deported to the United States. He made his initial court appearance Tuesday and was ordered held pending a detention hearing Friday in federal court in Virginia.

Ashcroft told investigators that as he was leaving his gym next to a Guadalajara shopping center early Friday evening, a man wearing what appeared to be blue medical scrubs and a wig started following him to his vehicle.

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According to DiMarco, Zafar was identified a day later by another security video, showing him making a purchase at a Starbucks about an hour before the shooting. Ashcroft remains in a Guadalajara hospital, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

According to the criminal complaint, on January 6, Zafar disguised himself and followed a Vice Consul Christopher Ashcraf through a parking garage to his vehicle.

The affidavit says Zafar was living in Guadalajara on a student visa and holds a US passport as well as a California driver's license.

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Details of the incident were not released, but the official was in stable condition, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said Saturday.

Surveillance footage reveals the unidentified shooter allegedly following the US official inside a parking lot, then within moments in the footage pulled out a gun just as soon as the official had entered into his auto and proceeded to open fire at him.

Court papers did not provide a motive for the shooting. He was in Mexico on a student visa and lived in Guadalajara, according to the affidavit.

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