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Update: Suspect in El Paso's West Side homicide investigation interviewed in Las Cruces

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:39:29 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 15 2014 11:08:55 PM CST

The El Paso Police Department is investigating a shooting death that occurred late  Monday at a West El Paso park. They are treating the incident as a murder.

The man killed is 18-year-old Saeed Nami of El Paso.

ABC-7's New Mexico Mobile Newsroom confirmed Tuesday night Las Cruces Police served a warrant in the Park Place apartments in south Las Cruces for a suspect in the homicide. The source in the Las Cruces PD told ABC-7 El Paso Police detectives were in Las Cruces interviewing the man.

Police say the preliminary investigation revealed officers responded to a shots fired call at a park in the 6300 block of Palo Verde.

Nami died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Police have not reported any arrests in the case.

Police are asking that anyone with information on this case to come forward and contact police at 915-832-4400 or to remain anonymous and possibly qualify for a cash reward you may call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477.

ABC-7 also learned Nami was facing drug-related charges. A grand jury indicted him on four counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. According to court records, the charges against 18-year-old Saeed Alex Nami stemmed from four incidents on December 19, January 9 and 14, and February 7. He was indicted February 26. He pleaded not guilty.


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