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Man arrested in fatal shooting of New Mexico baseball player

May 11, 2019
This Saturday, May 11, 2019, photo released by the Albuquerque Police shows suspect 23-year-old Darian Bashir. Police arrested Bashir in the May 5 killing of a University of New Mexico baseball player shot after the athlete got into a fight at a bar. Police say detectives located 23-year-old Darian Bashir at an apartment and arrested him without incident early Saturday, May 11, on suspicion of murder in the killing of Jackson Weller outside a bar by a man who witnesses said then got into a car which drove off. (Albuquerque Police via AP)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have arrested a man in the May 5 killing of a University of New Mexico baseball player shot after the athlete got into a fight at a bar.

Police say detectives located 23-year-old Darian Bashir at an apartment and arrested him without incident early Saturday on suspicion of murder in the killing of Jackson Weller outside a bar by a man who witnesses said then got into a car which drove off.

The fatal shooting of Weller was the latest high-profile killing to shake Albuquerque where officials on Friday outlined a push to crack down on crime in New Mexico’s most populous city.

Bashir remained jailed and online court records don’t list an attorney who could comment on behalf of Bashir about the murder allegation.